The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) signed off on three-year energy efficiency compliance plans for Dayton Power & Light (DP&L) and Duke Energy that opponents of the state's renewable energy and energy efficiency requirements were hoping would be rendered moot with the passage of Sub. S.B 58, according to the Gongwer Ohio Report. Sen. Bill Seitz (R-Cincinnati), the driving force behind the effort to scale back these requirements, canceled a vote on the bill last Wednesday just hours before the PUCO approved the plans. That same day, Seitz announced a new strategy that involves challenging the constitutionality of the in-state purchase requirement in court (See our Dec 6, 2013, blog post for more information). Environmental advocates and other interested parties say the approval of these plans demonstrates that "the state's clean energy law works" and that the utilities' plans will save customers money, the article said. For more, read the agreements for DP&L and Duke Energy.