COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Government requirements for the use of solar, wind and other forms of renewable energy by Ohio power companies would be suspended indefinitely under recommendations of a legislative panel.

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) Government requirements for the use of solar, wind and other forms of renewable energy by Ohio power companies would be suspended indefinitely under recommendations of a legislative panel.

The Energy Mandates Study Committee report released Wednesday cites legal uncertainty surrounding proposed federal clean power rules among reasons for its judgment.

The panel was charged with reviewing Ohio's requirement that utilities generate 25 percent of electricity from alternative and advanced sources by 2025. It was created under a compromise brokered by Gov. John Kasich (KAY'-sik) amid efforts to repeal the requirements outright.

Its other recommendations include ultimately switching from mandates to an incentive system; expediting the process for approving utilities' energy-efficiency plans; and ensuring advanced-energy projects receive maximum credit.

Proponents of the targets say they created jobs and benefited the environment.