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Ohio Poised to Break From U.S. Push for Renewable Energy

Ohio is debating the sharpest break from a three-decade campaign by 29 U.S. states to reduce reliance on fossil fuels by promoting power from renewable sources.

The state House of Representatives is weighing a bill that would freeze for two years requirements that power companies generate electricity from sources such as the wind and sun. The measure, already passed by the Senate, has the backing of Koch-brothers-supported Americans for Prosperity and Republican Governor John Kasich. He says it will buy time to study “well-intentioned” measures enacted in 2008 that are too costly.