Report: Energy Efficiency Changes Would Help Ohio

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Columbus, Ohio (AP) -- A group that promotes energy efficiency says revising a climate change bill would create nearly 16,000 more jobs in Ohio by 2030.

The American Council for an energy-efficient economy says in a report released Wednesday that Ohio stands to benefit significantly from energy efficiency measures in a climate change bill under consideration by the U.S. Senate.

The group says more stringent energy efficiency requirements would create 41,700 jobs in Ohio by 2030, instead of 26,000 under the plan that passed the U.S. House.

It also says the changes would bring Ohio average annual household savings of $744 by 2030, instead of $469.

The group recommends that electric utility companies be required to meet a 10 percent energy savings requirement instead of 5 percent.

(Copyright 2009 by the Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

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