REAP saved from reaper in 2018 Farm Bill

Tue, Dec 18, 2018

After months of debates, revisions and holdouts, Congress finally passed the 2018 Farm Bill, leaving only President Trump between the political limbo it has made its home and its life as law. The final version of the bill maintains the $50 million annual funding for the Rural Energy for America Program (REAP), the popular subsidy program […]

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MissouriNet: Missouri to allow state’s third largest regulated utility to move aggressively toward wind power

Fri, Aug 24, 2018

The Missouri Public Service Commission (PSC) has given initial approval for the state’s third-largest regulated utility, Empire District, to build a major wind farm to generate power. In a statement, the PSC said, “the Commission has granted Empire certain accounting and depreciation treatment related to the CSP (Empire’s proposal known as it’s “Customer Savings Plan”)as […]

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St. Louis Post Dispatch: Missouri Supreme Court says state regulators erred in denial of Grain Belt Express transmission line

Wed, Jul 18, 2018

A long-stalled proposal for a multi-state electric transmission line was thrown a lifeline Tuesday, when the Missouri Supreme Court unanimously ruled that state regulators erred in rejecting the project based on a controversial legal precedent. The proposed 780-mile Grain Belt Express project from Houston-based developer Clean Line Energy would span four states and distribute Kansas […]

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