Missouri Legislators Attempt to Gut Popular Renewable Energy Law
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Prop C - the Missouri Renewable Electricity Standard - is being threatened by a Missouri legislative committee, and we need your help.
The RES passed the 2008 statewide ballot with 66% of the vote and guarantees 15% of electricity from Missouri investor-owned utilities comes from renewable sources like wind and solar by 2021. Moving Missouri from .01% of its renewable energy in 2005 to 15% renewable in 2021 is the carbon reduction equivalent of removing 2 million cars from the road.
A Missouri state legislative committee called JCAR (Joint Committee on Administrative Rules) is attempting to remove the "sold-to Missouri" requirement from this popular renewable energy law.
If the General Assembly approves this rollback in January, the MO RES can be met with renewables from anywhere in the world, rather than with renewable energy created locally and sold directly to Missouri consumers.
The MO RES was previously expected to create 9,000 jobs and generate $2 billion in economic activity for Missouri. Removing the geographic sourcing provision will greatly reduce the likelihood of in-state renewable energy development, new jobs, and economic investment.
Renew Missouri is working hard to defend the will of voters, like you, who want renewable energy development, green jobs, and cleaner air. Please join us.
Take Action 3 Ways:
1) Fill out an electronic postcard.
Click the link, fill out the online form, and we will deliver a postcard to your state legislators on your behalf. (See the postcard to the left).
“Help Missourians get back to work producing green energy here at home.” says Monica of Rocheport, MO.
Thus far, more than 700 Missourians have written their legislators in support of Missouri Clean Energy. You can too.
2) Donate today.
Help Renew Missouri raise the $20,000 we need to defend the Missouri RES and to continue to promote other clean energy policies. Designate "Renew Missouri" with your online contribution.
3) Send a letter of support from your organization.
Become one of the small businesses, school districts, county commissions, and organizations from across Missouri that support Keeping Prop C - the MO RES - intact and renewable energy in Missouri.
Already signed on:
Fairfax School District
Rock Port School District
Tarkio School District
Adair County Commission
Green City School District
Newton-Harris School District
Maysville School District
Kirksville School District
Benton County Landowners Association
King City School District
Concerned Citizens of Platte County
West Nodaway School District
Northeast Nodaway School District
Atchison County Commission
Linn County Commission
Putnam County School District