Oklahoma House Approves Renewable Energy Target

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The Oklahoma House has passed H.B.3028, the Oklahoma Energy Security Act. Introduced by House Speaker Chris Benge, this bill creates a renewable energy target for Oklahoma. Under the bill, 15% of all electricity generated within the state by the year 2015 would be generated from renewable energy sources.

The legislation would not serve as a mandate, but instead will set a goal for Oklahoma energy companies to meet, the House notes. The bill also calls for the state to work with the Corporation Commission and the Southwest Power Pool to develop plans to expand transmission capacity in Oklahoma.

The Oklahoma Energy Security Act now advances to the Senate for final consideration.

SOURCE: Oklahoma House

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