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Clean Energy Opportunity Act - HB 239- Filed!

by Nancy Reinhart — last modified Feb 02, 2011 08:30 AM

The Clean Energy Opportunity Act, now House BIll 239, was filed today by Representative Mary Lou Marzian. KySEA is supporting this bill as the primary means to move Kentucky's economy and energy forward.

The bill contains measures that would create jobs, save Kentucky's families, farms and businesses money and improve public health. Policy mechanisms in the bill include a Renewable and Efficiency Portfolio Standards and Feed In Tariffs.

Please read more about the bill's measures here.

Or, download this one-page handout about the bill.

Take these actions to support clean energy:

  1. Call your representative or senator today to tell them you support clean energy and this bill. Tell them why you care about clean energy and how you think this bill will affect you. 1-800-372-7181
  2. Join the Clean Energy Opportunity Act (HB 239) Webinar  - February 8th at 7 p.m.
    Take a close look at the mechanics of the clean energy bill that will be introduced this legislative session. This webinar is open to media. Link and call-in information will be provided to registrants prior to the date. Email nancy@kysea.org to participate.
  3. Attend the 
Clean Energy Lobby Day - February 10th, all day at the Capitol in Frankfort                                             Join KySEA for a full day of meetings with legislators aimed at having good conversations about the benefits of clean energy for Kentuckians and about the specifics of the Clean Energy Bill of 2011. The group will meet in room 111 of the Capitol Annex between 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. Email nancy@kysea.org to sign up.

 

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