Clean Energy Opportunity Act
It is time for Kentucky to transition to clean, affordable and sustainable energy solutions.
For the last two years, Representative Marzian introduced the "Clean Energy Opportunity Act" into the Kentucky General Assembly. KySEA supports this bill, which contains measures that if enacted would:
Create more than 26,000 local jobs, putting people to work and getting our economy back on track
Curb energy costs for our families, farms and businesses
Improve Kentuckians' health and well-being
Watch this video overview of the Clean Energy Opportunity Act, originally offered as a webinar on January 19th, 2012.
For more info on key components of the Clean Energy Opportunity Act, see the following:
- Renewable and Efficiency Portfolio Standard - utilities would ramp up to obtaining 12.5% of their retail sales from renewable sources and offseting 10.25% of annual retail sales through energy efficiency by 2023.
- Feed-in Tariffs - would establish incentives for in-state renewable energy production (wind, solar, hydro, biomass) to jumpstart Kentucky's clean energy market.
Under this bill, participating utilities include investor-owned utilities, electric cooperatives and some municipal utilities. Implementation costs of all bill measures are fully recoverable by participating utilities.