On June 12, 2008, Ohio Governor Ted Strickland signed HB 554, a $1.57 billion economic stimulus package. Included among the appropriations are $84 million over three years devoted to low-carbon energy sources including wind, solar, geothermal, hydro, and solid waste energy sources. It also includes funding for distributed electricity generation, combined-heat-and-power, nuclear power and fuel cells. In addition, the bill appropriates $66 million to research and develop technologies to reduce coal emissions.
Analysis of HB 554