What caused Rep. Seitz – a self-proclaimed free-market capitalist – to try and make Ohio’s ratepayers save the state’s aging, uncompetitive coal plants?
With an open bar at the Athletic Club of Columbus, near the State Capitol, Seitz took part in a “roast” of Ohio House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger’s departing chief of staff.
Why would he want to enable the manipulation of electricity markets to help utilities and coal companies, after years of proclaiming the virtue of free markets?
As Majority Leader in Ohio’s House of Representatives, Seitz has worked hard to bolster the fortunes of the state’s aging coal plants, while leading efforts to block the wind industry.
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Koch-backed research fellow prepares to push misinformation in front of Ohio RPS study committee. Since being burned for a misleading op-ed that he wrote for Newsweek, Utah State University (USU) Prof. Randy Simmons is letting his colleague, Dr. Ryan Yonk, bat “cleanup.” But if Yonk’s work on behalf of Koch-funded organizations goes unchallenged, Ohio’s economy… Read more »
An overwhelming majority of Ohioans strongly oppose a plan proposed by FirstEnergy Corp. and American Electric Power for their customers to pay more for electricity generated by old, coal-fired and nuclear plants and instead wants more investment in wind farms and solar arrays. Support for energy-efficiency is also very high in Ohio, with more than… Read more »
When Ohio Gov. John Kasich signed legislation two months ago to freeze the state’s renewable energy portfolio, the message he sent was heard coast-to-coast. On Monday, The Boston Globe was the latest to weigh in. In an editorial titled, “States should not take Ohio’s lead on freezing renewable energy standards,” the Globe editorial board declared:… Read more »
Today the Checks and Balances Project filed a second request for records for information into the reasons behind Governor Kasich’s decision to freeze clean energy jobs in the state. This request comes after the Kasich administration’s legal team ducked the clear questions asked in our first request. Our new request asks for: “any and all… Read more »