Column: NO: Propping up plants costly to taxpayers, alternative power

The Ohio House of Representatives passed House Bill 6 on Wednesday, which serves as an example of what not to do when making new law. The energy policy legislation is little more than a handout to corporate special interests that will leave taxpayers in the lurch. Real solutions to energy challenges can be found when technology innovators are given the opportunity to compete. The bill now heads to the state Senate, where Ohio lawmakers need to tell the special-interest groups that sound public policy is not for sale to the highest bidder.

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