The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) applauds the recent passage of the Missouri Clean Energy Initiative, which requires that investor-owned utilities obtain 15% of their electricity from renewable sources by 2021.
‘The Clean Energy Initiative's wide margin of victory is a strong indication of the popularity of renewable energy sources including solar, wind, biomass (including ethanol) and hydropower, especially in America's heartland,’ says Randall Swisher, executive director of AWEA. ‘Coupling this victory with the Colorado and Washington ballot initiatives passed over the past couple of years, it is clear that the public's support of renewable energy is strong.’
Other provisions of Proposition C include a rebate that will lower the cost of solar installations by nearly 20% and stimulation of in-state generation of renewable resources, that could result in more than 10,000 new jobs.
SOURCE: American Wind Energy Association