While speaking to the Retail Energy Supply Association’s 2014 Energy Symposium, Sen. Bill Seitz (R-Cincinnati), said some provisions of Senate Bill 310 (SB 310) will make it easier for utilities to meet renewable energy and energy efficiency benchmarks, according to a recent Gongwer report. Seitz referred to provisions that were “imported in some form or fashion from Senate Bill 58,” a bill that he originally proposed. According to the report, Seitz said, “I am told by my friends in the investor-owned utility community that the counting reforms that were incorporated into 310 will go a long way in and of themselves to meet the 22% [reduction in electricity customers’ usage] by 2025 energy efficiency mandate.” Seitz also mentioned provisions that eliminate the requirement that half of the renewable energy supplied must come from Ohio-based sources.