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HB 239/LM (BR 188) - M. Marzian, J. Jenkins, J. Wayne

     AN ACT relating to energy.
     Amend KRS to create new sections of KRS Chapter 96 and Chapter 278 to encourage greater energy efficiency, conservation, and the use of renewable resources in order to promote energy independence and security by diversifying the portfolio of energy sources used for generating electricity for Kentucky retail electric customers, stabilize long-term energy prices and encourage economic growth, and create high-quality jobs, training, business, and investment opportunities in the Kentucky energy sector; delineate the various energy forms and sources that qualify as renewable energy; set specific obligations to achieve specified increases in the applications of various renewable energy forms; set specific obligations to increase the efficiency of electric usage through targeted low-income weatherization programs and Kentucky state energy programs; provide for alternative plans for public utilities and city-owned or city-controlled electric generating facilities by offsetting reductions in energy use and increased efficiency of use; provide for Public Service Commission denial of issuance of certificates for public convenience and necessity for new or expanded conventional generating capacity for utilities that fail to fulfill their obligations to diversify energy sources and increase efficient use of energy; specify reporting requirements and intervals to the PSC regarding progress in diversifying energy sources and increasing efficient use of energy.

     Feb 1-introduced in House
     Feb 2-to Tourism Development & Energy (H)

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