Speaking about hints that the Statehouse might, in October, pass S.B. 58 – the substitute bill Ohio Sen. Bill Seitz (R-Cincinnati) introduced last week to revise the state's renewable energy and energy efficiency laws – an editorial published on The Plain Dealer website last Saturday implored legislative leaders to not "rush to curtail public debate and ram through major changes on a critical issue of state policy" (See our Sept 26, 2013, blog post for more information). Describing the encouragement of renewable energy and energy efficiency as "smart public policy," the editorial board said changes in the bill are likely to be "critically important to Ohio's environment – and to ratepayers (homeowners and businesses alike) of Ohio's electric utilities," the article said. For more, read the full editorial.