Clean Energy Opportunity Act
The Clean Energy Opportunity Act will create a Renewable and Efficiency Portfolio Standard requiring utilities in Kentucky to get an increasing share of their electricity from clean, renewable sources and energy efficiency programs. It will also establish a Feed-in Tariff that sets a guaranteed rate for renewable energy producers. The two policies could create 28,000 new Kentucky jobs over the next 10 years.
The House Economic Development Committee also will hear about the job potential of clean energy on Thursday, March 5 at 9 a.m. in Capitol Annex Room 129.