After calling off a vote on Sub. S.B. 58 last December, the bill's sponsor, Ohio Sen. Bill Seitz (R-Cincinnati) recently reintroduced the bill and is backing it up with what he describes as a "devastating testimony" from the author of an "industry-sponsored study that refuted a previous study that found flaws in Seitz's bill,"Columbus Business First reports (See our March 7, 2014, blog post for more information). Jonathan Lesser, president of Continental Economics Inc., determined in his report that Ohio's energy efficiency mandates have high costs and negligible benefits, The Columbus Dispatch reports. Sen. Seitz insists that an Advanced Energy Economy report made inaccurate economic projections about the state's energy standards during hearings on the bill in 2013. Lesser's report, which was cosponsored by the Ohio Chamber of Commerce, the National Federation of Independent Business-Ohio and Industrial Energy Users-Ohio, determined that monthly fees in electricity bills and equivalent charges for other utilities across the state "add up to more than $1 billion across the state since the rules took effect in 2009," The Dispatch reports. For more, read the full report.