A joint report released by five environmental groups concludes that Ohio utilities saved consumers $56 million between 2009 and 2010 through energy efficiency programs for residential, commercial and industrial properties. The report--a collaboration between Ohio Environmental Council, Natural Resources Defense Council, American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy, the Sierra Club, and the Environmental Law & Policy Center--is part of a broader effort to support the utility renewable energy and energy efficiency requirements that were enacted as part of Ohio Senate Bill 221 in 2008. A fact sheet accompanying the report is available here.