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AmerenUE Misguided Solar Programs

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Read between the lines about the new Solar programs from our ‪Dirty Coal Electric Company‬Ameren UE.
Remember a few years back when they said solar was not a good deal for the customers? They also coerced Missouri Legislation to ignore the vote by the people and the amount of clean energy percentage lowered?

Now the Dirty Coal Electric Company wants to install Solar on your building and charge you for the electricity generated by the solar panels.

Another AmerenUE Misguided Solar Programs Scotts Contracting Ameren proposing 2 customer-supported solar energy efforts Ameren Missouri is considering two voluntary programs that would ask customers to pay more or provide property to support more solar power. WASHINGTONTIMES.COM





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Tele Convo Details Solar Rebate RENEW MO

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I just had an informative telephone conversation with RENEW MODirector Mr M Walter (Corrected and Updated Information 11/12/2014 Scotty).  We discussed a few things about the State of Affairs specifically AmerenUE suspending the Solar Rebate option for customers in the St.Louis Region.
I'm going to share some of our conversation that was not included in his email (see corrected post below): Corrected and updated information via Mark-Renew Missouri 11/12/14 (strikethrough comments were/are partially incorrect) Even though Ameren UE has suspended (illegally) the Solar Rebate that is paid to customers who install a clean energy system.  He suggests: "still apply for the Solar Rebate".   His reasoning is: "We the Voters voted this program into existence" which was then challenged by the Lobbying Efforts by the Electric Companies statewide. Just because this program is in limbo is by no reason for not applying since the Legislation is being challenged.  If RENEW MO is su…

StLouis Your Future Electric Bills-Missouri Madness:Round 2

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The Missouri General Assembly is currently considering legislation that would allow Missouri's monopoly utilities to place an expensive new surcharge on their customers' electric bills. This new surcharge would bypass the traditional ratemaking process that has served Missouri consumers well and weaken Public Service Commission oversight.  Vote the proposed new utility surcharge the worst idea in Missouri here.
Share This: Dear Scotts, We advanced to Round 2 of Missouri Madness! Missouri has voted the proposed new utility surcharge one of the worst bills in the Missouri legislature. Make sure that this legislation makes it to the next round. Vote here today. The Missouri General Assembly is currently considering legislation that would allow Missouri's monopoly utilities to place an expensive new surcharge on their customers' electric bills. This new surcharge would bypass the traditional ratemaking process that has served Missouri consumers well and weaken Public Se…

Renewable Energy-Energy Conservation and MO Legislative Update-

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We need more petition signers for the RES Complaint!

In case you missed it, our state's renewable energy standard is being ignored by the utilities. We filed a complaint last month, asking the government to make them comply and we'd like your voice in there with us. So far, we've got 500 out of our goal of 3,000 signers. Please help us create the renewable energy we voted for by signing our petition.

Legislative Update

Seven weeks remain in the 2013 legislative session, and you might be curious what bills we're watching. If you haven't called up your legislator, there's some good bills and some bad ones to talk about now. So here are the proposed efficiency and renewables legislation that we've got our eyes on:

OPPOSED Bills: HB 44 - Allows hydropower produced in any quantity to be used to satisfy the renewable energy standardSponsor: Bart Korman, House District 42Last Action: 3/07/2013 - Second read and referred: Senate Commerce, Consumer Protection, Energy, a…

Renewable Energy Rebates-Ameren UE-Federal Tax Incentive

Ameren UE Renewable Energy Rebate Program

Recently I was asked:
"Why does Ameren UE buy back the electricity created by Renewable Energy System on my House?" When I directed the question to Ms L.Cosgrove who handles the Local Ameren UE Renewable Energy Department.  She replied: "AmerenUE provides the MO Solar Rebate in response to Missourian’s passing Proposition C back in November, 2008[ii],[iii]"
In a nutshell it seems to me that Ameren UE will either have to build Renewable Energy Producing Systems or Purchase the Electricity that is made from Residents and Businesses to comply with the Law. 
Which means that Ameren has a Stake in any Renewable Energy Sytem that produces Electricity and is Interconnected utilizing Net Metering to our / their Electircal Grid here in the St Louis Area. 
Good News for all those who would like additional Monetary Incentives for Installing RE (Renewable Energy) Sytems.
The Ameren Rebate and the Federal Tax Incentive can add up …