Clean Energy Opportunity Act

House Bill Number: 
229

The Clean Energy Opportunity Act would have created 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 also would have established 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.

You can find a factsheet for this bill here.

Status: 

House Bill 229 was filed on February 3 and was assigned to the Tourism Development and Energy Committee. A commttee hearing scheduled for Thursday, March 5 at was cancelled due to a snowstorm.

The House Economic Development Committee also planned to hear about the job potential of clean energy on March 5 and that, too, was cancelled.

A hearing during the legislative interim by one or both of these committees is expected.

KFTC's Position: 
KFTC Supports