Last week, Ohio Rep. Peter Stautberg (R-Cincinnati), chairman of the House Public Utilities Committee, announced that his committee is planning to introduce companion legislation to Sub. S.B. 58, which is the proposed revisions to the state's energy efficiency and renewable energy laws that Ohio Sen. Bill Seitz (R-Cincinnati) recently introduced, according to the Gongwer Ohio Report (See our Oct 03, 2013, blog post for more information). Stautberg said the bill will not compete with the Senate's version, but is intended to get the committee "warmed up" on the issue while the Senate works through Sub. S.B. 58. The committee is expected to start hearings on the measure in about two weeks.