On Wednesday, Ohio Sen. Bill Seitz (R-Cincinnati) offered sponsor testimony before the Senate Public Utilities Committee on a substitute version of the placeholder bill S.B. 58 that would "remove a requirement for utilities to buy half of their renewable power from Ohio suppliers, broaden activities that count toward energy management for large commercial and industrial power users and cap how much utilities can spend on energy-saving programs," Cincinnati Enquirer reports (See our Aug 23, 2013, blog post for more information). In the substitute bill, the end goal requirement of 22 percent energy efficiency and 25 percent renewable energy by 2025 would remain, but would be more gradually implemented in the near term "in trade for a little more compliance in the years just before 2025," Seitz said. David Boehm, of the Ohio Energy Group, and Sam Randazzo, general counsel of Industrial Energy Users-Ohio, offered testimony in support of the bill.