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Because solar is local and has no fuel costs, it can help lower costs for all electric customers – whether you have solar or not.— Scotty (@StLHandyMan) June 21, 2015
$ buys Politicians More #BigBusiness financial support on the "backs" of the People.
Only this time its a #DirtyCoal burner who gets the bailout and not the Banks, Wallstreet, or the Auto Industry.
What really irks me is that: MoLeg sells public to the same Electric Company who doesn't want Missourian's to have #Solar.
$80 million of one company's electric costs onto the backs of other ratepayers MBEF Statement on MoLeg PSC Vote
Jefferson City, MO - Missourians for a Balanced Energy Future (MBEF) expresses sincere disappointment with the perceived bailout for Noranda Aluminum granted today by the Missouri Public Service Commission (PSC).
Executive Director Irl Scissors released the following statement:
"To shift approximately $80 million of one company's electric costs onto the backs of other ratepayers in Ameren's service territory is simply unfair and unjust."
"We remain encouraged that the order is expected to contain significant consumer protections to the benefit of Missourians. The Commissioners' comments also indicated that this should be the last handout granted to Noranda and anything beyond this rate shift should be addressed by the General Assembly and the Department of Economic Development.”
$ buys Politicians http://klou.tt/gdvk4y5 More #BigBusiness financial support on the "backs" of the People.
I personally have no desire to help a company that poisons the world with Dirty Coal Pollution.
Negawatt power is a theoretical unit of power representing an amount of energy (measured in watts) saved.I'm calling for the naysayers and skeptics of energy efficiency and solar to accept my challenge. I can and will save you money and will base this on the negawatts you will not be buying from Ameren UE!
Tell your Legislators: Vote NO on HB44
Dear St Louis and Missouri Solar Advocates,
Some of the smartest, most successful companies and organizations in the world are deploying solar — including Apple, Berkshire Hathaway, FedEx, GE, GM, Google, IKEA, Macy's, Target, Walmart, and the U.S. military.So, why is the Missouri General Assembly dismantling incentives to bring more solar investment to the state?
Across the nation, the solar industry is creating jobs, building a more resilient power grid and tackling climate change head-on. By nearly all measures, the solar energy industry has been one of the fastest growing industries over the last five years and 2012 set records for new solar installations, despite a slow economic recovery.
And yet, Missouri's legislators are considering a bill that would stall renewable energy development by allowing the renewable energy standard to be met by existing hydro power. Tell them this makes no sense.The best way to encourage companies to invest and create jobs in our state is to give them certainty about policies.
This bill signals to the business and investment community that the rules are changing and their investments are no longer welcome here.
In 2012 alone, $32 million was invested in Missouri to install solar on homes and businesses. There are 64 solar businesses creating investments and jobs in the state. This bill would cripple that momentum.So why are your representatives moving backwards? Because there is a lot of money and power invested in keeping the status quo.
Missouri utilities are blatantly disregarding the state’s renewable energy requirement. So Renew Missouri and our partners across the state have filed legal action to require compliance with the law.
How are they out of compliance?
1. Roll-Over Energy:
2. Old Hydro-Electric Plants:
3. We Demand Power, Not Credits:
We need to invest in Missouri's economy and create local jobs!
Help us deliver 21st century jobs and clean energy to Missouri by signing on to this petition that asks the Public Service Commission to do THEIR job and FORCE utilities to follow the law.
The following groups have signed on to our complaint and are aligned in efforts to require utilities to follow the law.
RES Complaint News
January 31, 2013
January 30, 2013
Renew Missouri Press Release: Advocates Take Legal Action Against Non-Compliant Missouri Electric Utilities
Documents filed with PSC
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