ALERT HB229 Hearing Cancelled

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ALERT: DUE TO WEATHER – THIS MARCH 5TH HEARING IS CANCELLED – POSTPONED

The Clean Energy Opportunity Act, HB229 (see below for details on this bill), was scheduled to receive a hearing today (March 5, 2015), but due to inclement weather conditions and flight cancellations, this hearing has been cancelled. Instead, we are asking the committee chair to reschedule the hearing in the interim between sessions. So stay tuned for an update on the new hearing date. And in the meantime – please still take action on this bill by contacting your Representative.

We need your help to get this legislation passed.  Please:

  1. Call Your Representative
    • Call the KY Legislative Message Line: 1-800-372-7181
    • Request: Your own elected Representative as well as members of the House Energy & Tourism Committee
    • Leave a message: Please support HB229 – the Clean Energy Opportunity Act
  2. Attend the Committee hearing on this bill:
    • Date: CANCELLED – stay tuned for new schedule.
    • Time: TBD
    • Location: TBD
    • Stay Tuned

When our testimony is rescheduled, we will need to show our elected leaders that passage of this legislation is important to us, their constituents, by packing this hearing with supporters of clean energy development in Kentucky – so please stay tuned, and plan to attend.

Questions?
Email our Legislative Committee Chair.

Thank you for making a difference!
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About HB229:
The Clean Energy Opportunity Act (bill summary) (full text  – Word Doc)  requires utilities to include renewable energy resources in their energy portfolios (12.5% over next ten years); expands energy efficiency programs for customers. Similar legislation has been adopted by 30 states; bill could create 28,000 jobs in KY.

For updates on this bill, as well as other legislation we are tracking – see our Cumberland Chapter Bill Tracker here.

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