August 13 -- Mitigating risk is essential to being a smart long-term investor. The move by Ohio politicians to freeze the state's renewable-energy and energy-efficiency standards demonstrated that they are not thinking ahead.
Ohio had been one of many clean-energy success stories. The state's renewable-energy and energy-efficiency standards, passed in 2009, helped the state create 25,000 jobs and are credited with saving Ohio consumers more than $1 billion. Unfortunately, Ohio politicians chose to ignore the majority of Ohioans, major Ohio businesses and the state's leading newspapers when they voted earlier this summer to freeze these successful standards. >>View Article