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2013 – Energy Policy Activity in Mississippi

aceee-logoThe American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) recently released the 2012 State Energy Efficiency Scorecard.  After the grades were tallied, Mississippi ranked 51st—lowest of all the states and Washington, DC, and down from last year’s 49th ranking. Please consider contacting your state representative and senator & encouraging them to support these bills pending in this session.

The 2013 session of the Mississippi Legislature has seen an abundance of energy-related measures brought to the consideration of the state’s senators and representatives.  A list of these legislative pieces includes:

  • HB 1296/SB 2792: The Mississippi Energy Sustainability and Development Act
  • HB 1181/SB 2564: Energy Infrastructure Revolving Loan Fund
  • HB 793: Refundable credits for the purchase and installation of solar electric energy systems
  • HB 1591: Refundable credits for the purchase and installation of solar energy systems or energy efficiency services
  • HB 297: Credit for the purchase and installation of solar water heater systems
  • HB 1134/SB 2755: Mississippi Public Utility Rate Mitigation and Reduction Act
  • HB 894: Authorization for the Mississippi Public Service Commission to establish a multi-year new generation rate recovery plan
  • HB 329: Authorization of a credit for new alternative fueling property

In addition to legislation listed above, two dockets exist before the Mississippi Public Service Commission related to sustainability.  They are:

  • Docket 2010-AD-2: Order establishing a docket to investigate the development and implementation of energy efficiency programs and standards
  • Docket 2011-AD-2: Order establishing a docket to investigate the development and implementation of net metering programs and standards

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