Clean Energy Opportunity Act

House Bill Number: 
229

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.

You can find a factsheet for this bill here.

Status: 

House Bill 229 was filed on February 3 and has been assigned to the Tourism Development and Energy Committee. A commttee hearing is expected on Thursday, March 5 at 10 a.m. in Capitol Annex Room 131.

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.

KFTC's Position: 
KFTC Supports