Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Missouri Governor Nixon Announces State Clean Power Plan Page 24

Over the past five years, Gov. Nixon has made clean, reliable, affordable and abundant energy a priority of his administration. Missouri state agencies have reduced energy use by more than 22 percent since the Governor signed an executive order in 2009 directing agencies to reduce their energy use by two percent each year. The Governor also signed the Energy Efficiency Investment Act to give investor-owned utilities an incentive to implement energy efficiency programs, which protect the environment and hold down costs for consumers.

In 2010, the Governor's Strategic Initiative for Economic Growth identified "Energy Solutions" as one of seven target industries with the highest potential for creating jobs and spurring economic growth. Last year, in recognition of energy's unique and growing importance to the state's economy, Gov. Nixon issued an executive order realigning the Division of Energy from the Department of Natural Resources to the Department of Economic Development, which the General Assembly approved. &

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