I was honored that several Arkansas legislators invited me to testify earlier this month on a bill that would impose renewable power mandates in Arkansas. Renewable power mandates impose punishing costs on the economy and the environment. The Arkansas bill’s feed-in tariffs requiring renewable power production from small-scale facilities were particularly costly and troubling.
The good news for Arkansans is the renewable power mandates died in the Joint Energy Committee. Before the committee met, legislative analysts predicted a very close vote on the bill. After I presented my testimony documenting the high costs of renewable power, no Committee member seconded a motion to vote on the bill, so it failed without a vote.
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