House Majority Floor Leader Bill Seitz called the law at the heart of an alleged corruption case “the best energy bill we ever passed.”
The order comes as newly released documents point to a larger role on legislative matters for the former utilities commission chair.
Fossil fuel plants with nearly three-fourths of current generating capacity will reach the end of their typical lifespan by 2035.
Critics question whether the former Ohio utility commission chair should have recused himself more often to avoid any appearance of bias.
The bill’s sponsors voted last year to gut state clean energy standards while subsidizing nuclear and coal bailouts.