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Complaint Says Mo. Utility is Circumventing Green Power Law

Feb 4, 2013
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(St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

A group of renewable energy advocates and solar installers says Ameren Missouri is violating the state’s 2008 green power law, but the utility strongly denies the claims.

Renew Missouri, the group that led the push to pass the state’s renewable energy law, filed a formal complaint Wednesday with the Missouri Public Service Commission.

The group says Ameren’s strategy for complying with the renewable energy standard is stifling new green energy projects and jobs in Missouri.

The case revives long-running arguments over how the renewable energy law is implemented. The measure, approved as Proposition C in 2008, requires investor-owned utilities to use renewable energy for a fraction of electricity sales.

Utilities are required to use renewable energy sources for 2 percent of electric sales this year, and the amount steps up to 15 percent in 2021.