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October 21 -- The Ohio Manufacturers’ Association and the state’s Consumers’ Counsel are joining in Statehouse warnings about a pending Senate bill that would do major damage to the Ohio energy efficiency standards that a virtually unanimous General Assembly passed in 2008. At issue is Substitute Senate Bill 58, sponsored by Sen. William G. Seitz, a suburban Cincinnati Republican. Seitz’s bill is not without its supporters. Ohio’s Industrial Energy Users, one business coalition, is among them.  But the Manufacturers’ Association and Ohio Consumer’s Counsel Bruce J. Weston aren’t -- for good reason. The bill, apparently written to please utilities, would undercut money-saving energy-efficiency goals and favor Canadian energy sources over Ohio renewables.  >>View Article