Friday, July 13, 2007

Energy 7-13-07

The House Energy and Energy Efficiency Committee, which I chair, has begun consideration of Senate Bill 3, which started out as a renewable energy bill but has become a giveaway to utilities. Senate Bill 3 is the result of months of negotiations of many interested parties, although consumers and ratepayers were vastly underrepresented. The House was not part of that process, and it is our hope that we will give the bill thoughtful and thorough consideration before it moves. Senate Bill 3 is a major overhaul of energy policy in this state and it deserves more than the 30 minutes of committee consideration it received in the Senate.

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