Ohio governor taps wind critic Randazzo as utility commission chair

Utility Dive: Randazzo's appointment to the head of the Ohio commission will likely chill renewable energy investment in the state and could mean more scrutiny of utility earnings and grid modernization plans.

As a lobbyist for the Industrial Energy Users of Ohio (IEU-Ohio), Randazzo has been a consistent critic of utility-scale renewables and worked closely with Ohio Sen. Bill Seitz to craft legislation in 2014 to freeze the state's renewable energy and efficiency mandates for two years, emails released by the Energy and Policy Institute (EPI) show.

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