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2009 Energy & Utilities Stories
Radio Story - The Federal Government awarded Missouri $1.2 million to prepare for green jobs; which the Department of Economic Development says is indicative of Missouri's economy beginning to recover.
Newspaper Story - In one of his first public appearances since being suspended, Natural Resources Director Mark Templeton testified before the Joint Committee on Missouri's Energy Future.
Newspaper Story - AmerenUE warns of $200 household annual utility rate increases under proposed cap-and-trade legislation.
Newspaper Story - Energy industry officials express fear about proposed cap-and-trade legislation
Newspaper Story - Landfill gas-turned-electricity will help heat homes in Columbia.
Radio Story - At an event to celebrate a renewable energy project near Jefferson City on Monday, Gov. Nixon did little talking about renewable energy.
Newspaper Story - Many Missourians who saved money on their electric bill due to the mild summer could end up paying more in the future if the state's biggest electric utility gets its way.
Radio Story - Amaren UE experienced losses of revenue this summer due to mild temperatures, so they're requesting a rate increase to recoup losses
Radio Story - Missouri citizens have no reason to worry about the storage of fly ash.
Newspaper Story - AmerenUE urged legislators to withdraw legislation that would allow the company to raise rates in order to build nuclear power plant
Radio Story - AmerenUE's announcement that it won't build a Callaway 2 nuclear power plant met with disappointment
Radio Story - The vice president has a message for the show-me state: Show me renewable energies, and I'll show you the future.
Newspaper Story - The first day of full Senate debate on an AmerenUE-backed bill
Radio Story - Charges of outside financial interests were raised in the Missouri Senate over the AmerenUE plan for a new nuclear plant.
Newspaper Story - The Senate Commerce Committee voted the retooled bill that would allow AmerenUE to recover financing costs before the plant is finished out of committee.
Radio Story - As the Senate Commerce Committee moved forward on a bill that could allow for a second nuclear plant in Missouri, a firestorm erupts over the public relations efforts of some of the bill's opponents.
Radio Story - On the eve of a possible Senate committee vote, opponents voiced opinions against a bill that would raise electric rates for consumers.
Newspaper Story - House committee passes fiscal year 2010 budget bills
Radio Story - A proposal to cap liability for carbon sequestration projects in Missouri raised concerns that it could lead to unsafe methods in this new clean coal technology.
Newspaper Story - While the governor has voiced opposition to the Callaway II bill, both the House and Senate are moving forward.
Radio Story - Despite the Governor's wishes, AmerenUE is one step closer to increasing its rates to pay for a second Mid-Missouri powerplant.
Radio Story - As the General Assembly mulls over bills to permit AmerenUE to increase its rates to finance a second nuclear power plant, questions continue over the company's plans.
Radio Story - Missourians are doomed to pay higher electric bills says one state lawmaker.
Newspaper Story - Some members of the Public Service Commission expressed concern over time lines.
Radio Story - State Treasurer Clint Zweifel offers his plan to give small businesses around the state easier access to low interest loans.
Newspaper Story - The constitutionality of provisions in a House utility bill were called into question.
Radio Story - AmerenUE came under attack of critics during a House Utilities Commission hearing.
Radio Story - As the Senate Agriculture Committee approved a requirement that truckers pump biodiesel into their tanks, other legislators want a measure repealed.
Newspaper Story - The Senate Committee on Commerce hears SB 228 that would let AmerenUE charge rate payers for the finance costs of building a nuclear plant before the plant is operational.
Radio Story - AmerenUE threatened that if a current law prohibiting the company from passing finance costs to ratepayers isn't changed, then it can't build a second nuclear power plant in Missouri.
Radio Story - Missouri's emergency management chief says life for many southeast Missourians is back to normal, although some remain in the dark.
Radio Story - A Jackson County Republican wants to end the state's ethanol requirement at gas stations three years after its passage.
Radio Story - The state's Public Service Commission is split on the issue of AmerenUE's power plant proposal for Mid-Missouri.
Newspaper Story - Consumer advocates outline their opposition to Sen. Scott's CWIP bill.
Radio Story - The state's largest energy provider wants to build a new powerplant but faced opposition from consumer advocacy groups in the state capital Tuesday.
Newspaper Story - The Public Service Commission approved a rate increase for AmerenUE electricity consumers.
Newspaper Story - The bill that would allow AmerenUE to raise its rates to build a second nuclear power plant in Callaway.
Newspaper Story - The Callaway 2 plant has taken center stage in Missouri's debate on energy policy. In an educational seminar Tuesday afternoon, senators listened to presentations made by advocates of different groups, including AmerenUE, renewable energy and consumers.
Newspaper Story - State legislature opens with higher education reform, emphasis on economic development
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