JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- You voted for it. Now the Missouri courts say big utility companies in
Missouri have to abide by it.
Proposition C in 2008 got more than
60 percent of the vote. It mandates that 15 percent of all utility generated
power in Missouri must come from renewable sources by 2021.
The state's big utilities were
fighting rules drawn up by the Missouri Public Service Commission about what
they could charge for the renewable power and where the power has to come from.
PJ Wilson of Renew Missouri, who wrote the new law, says this
is a big win for renewable energy supporters.
"I would characterize this as
the first good thing that has happened for renewable energy in Missouri since Prop C in November of
Wilson says he doesn't expect Tuesday's
appellate court ruling to be appealed to the State Supreme Court. Wilson says now that there is certainty
about renewable energy rules in Missouri, we should see renewable energy
Wilson says his group will now move
forward to file a complaint against those utilities with the PSC.