Before wrapping up for the year, the Ohio House of Representatives passed an amended House Bill 113 which promotes advanced energy projects at Ohio's Primary and Secondary schools. The bill was amended heavily in Committee, making it a pilot project instead of a full-blown initiative.

The provisions in the bill set different renewable energy generation standards based on school enrollment and shorten the allowable pay-back period from the originally proposed 30-year timeline to the new 15-year timeline. In addition, a floor amendment to the bill makes it easier for school boards to terminate a contract with a provider "if the board determines that the cost the district pays for the electricity generated by the renewable energy system is substantially greater than the retail rate of electricity that would have been payable by the district if the system had not been installed."

Read the full text of the bill