Eleven large Ohio manufacturers sent a letter to Ohio Senate President Keith Faber (R-Celina) this week opposing S.B. 310, which would freeze the state's renewable energy and energy efficiency requirements at 2014 levels, Columbus Business First reports (See our April 3, 2014, blog post for more information). The group, which includes Honda of America Manufacturing, Honeywell International Inc. and Whirpool Corp., is specifically supportive of the energy efficiency component, saying in the letter that the programs provide a "low-cost strategy for keeping utility costs under control and providing protection against price volatility, which enhances competitiveness for our companies," the article said. For more, read the full story.