The House Committee on Tourism Development and Energy is expected to consider two clean energy bills when it meets on Thursday, March 22 at 10 am in room 131 of the Capitol Annex in Frankfort.
The committee will take testimony on HB 167, The Clean Energy Opportunity Act, a bill that would gradually increase the share of electricity in Kentucky that comes from energy efficiency and renewable energy sources. Testimony will also be heard on HB 187, a bill that would encourage investment in renewable energy by allowing commercial-scale renewable systems to connect to the grid through an arrangement called net-metering.
And, hey!, while you’re at it, why not sign this petition in response to Greg Stumbo’s insulting “buy a mountain” comment:
“Heaping praise on the coal industry while ignoring the devastation it inflicts on Kentuckians and the environment is totally unacceptable. Stop shilling for the coal industry and start protecting Kentuckians and our mountains from dirty coal.”
They’re 67% of the way to their signature goal – put ‘em over the mountaintop.