Blunt Promotes Use of Renewable Energy

1 decade 1 year 7 months ago Monday, June 25 2007 Jun 25, 2007 Monday, June 25, 2007 3:38:59 PM CDT June 25, 2007 in News
According to a press release from Gov. Blunt's office, renewable energy comes from sources like wind, hydroelectricity, solar power, hydrogen and biomass. Senate Bill 54, sponsored by Sen. Chris Koster, creates renewable energy targets for utilities. This legislation creates targets for utilities to meet. Those targets are a four percent renewable energy target by 2012, an eight percent by 2015 and an 11 percent by 2020. The legislation also requires that the Office of Administration must make sure at least 70 percent of the new vehicles purchased for the state fleet are flex fuel and must allow municipal landfills to accept yard waste, which can be used to create bio-reactors that produce methane gas for use in energy production. The project is making a $1.5 billion investment in clean coal power generation. Once it's completed, it will reduce nitrogen oxide emissions by 42 percent and sulfur dioxide emissions by 80 percent.

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