Schiavoni speaks out about alternative energy bill

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WYTV) — A bill signed by Governor John Kasich Friday delays phasing in the state’s renewable energy and efficiency targets and repeals advanced energy mandates.

The law puts a two-year hold on renewable targets with a compromise Kasich backed avoiding a full repeal being pushed through the state senate.

Advanced-energy businesses.. Environmentalists.. Civil rights advocates and faith leaders had opposed the bill, while the Ohio Chamber of Commerce and other influential business groups, utilities, and industrial electricity users favored the signing.

State Senator Joe Schiavoni says he opposes this law.

“I’m worried that by just calling it a temporary freeze that it may be a permanent freeze and that’s kind of the speech I gave on the floor and why I voted no on the bill. I think that we need to encourage any and all types of alternative energy,” said Senator Joe Schiavoni. (D) Boardman.

If the legislature fails to act – the thresholds would resume in 2017.


33 WYTV provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s