We are tracking several bills in the Missouri legislature for the 2012 session, which ends in May. Susan Brown, representing MOSEIA as Vice Chair and Brightergy as Principal, testified at the Standing Committee on Renewable Energy on Feb. 20th in favor of HB 1305– it expands net metering from the current 100 kW limit to 250 kW and offers up other positive changes in our net metering law.
Our trade group, MOSEIA, had a great showing at Solar Advocacy Day on Feb. 15. We met with Representatives explaining the explosive growth of our industry and that we are creating new businesses, jobs, and tax revenue in our state. Our industry is well represented in the Legislature by Former Lt. Governor Joe Maxwell and Former State Rep. Steve Carroll.
We always have challenges and this year is no different – there are a couple of negative bills for our industry – HB 1487 and SB 759. These bills would gut Prop C – the voter passed (by nearly 70%) initiative that really jump started our industry. Please contact your Missouri State Representatives and tell them how you feel about all these issues.