July 14 -- The opinion piece submitted by Rea Hederman ("Repeal renewable energy mandates" July 9) was one of the most misleading and biased pieces I have ever seen the Enquirer print.
Mr. Hederman wants us to believe that the average Ohioan lost $3,842 in 2013 because of the
renewable standards that required just 2.5 percent of Ohio's energy to come from renewable
sources. Even the most cursory analysis of this claim shows it to be laughably false. Duke
Energy currently has the Alternative Energy Recovery Rider which allows them to recover
every cent they spend on buying renewable energy credits. This charge is currently $0.000196
per kilowatt-hour. >>View Article