The Ohio House of Representatives passed Ohio Senate Bill 310 Wednesday, May 28, although most Ohioans “approved keeping the state’s standards, but were unaware that legislators were trying to change them,” according to a Columbus Business First article. The Columbus Dispatch reports today that Governor John Kasich plans to sign the bill, quoting his spokesman Rob Nichols as saying, “After a lot of hard work, we’ve got a solid plan to examine the progress Ohio has made while also holding onto that progress.” SB 310 places a two-year freeze on renewable energy and energy efficiency standards, and according to the Dispatch article, “makes major changes to the rules when they resume in 2017, ending a requirement that utilities purchase half of their renewable energy from within the state,” among other changes. In the article, Ohio Representative Peter Stautberg (R-Anderson Township) calls the current standards “not achievable or sustainable.” For more, read the complete Columbus Business First and Dispatch articles.