Today, Governor Kasich signed Senate Bill 310 (SB 310), freezing Ohio’s renewable energy and energy efficiency standards for two years (for more, read our May 12, 2014 blog post). During the two years, a committee will study the 2008 law that required electric utilities to obtain 12.5% of their electricity from renewable sources, among other conditions. Supporters of the bill, including many utility companies, argue that the bill will prevent higher costs due to the renewable and energy efficiency standards. Opponents state that SB 310 will make it harder for Ohio to meet the EPA’s recently proposed standards (for more on this, read our June 5, 2014 blog post).