Missouri's Renewable Energy Standard requires that by 2011, electric companies must either generate or purchase at least 2% of the electricity they sell from renewable sources. The percentage increases to approximately 15% by 2021.
Electric companies are required to meet the required percentages by either generating the electricity through the use of renewable energy sources or by purchasing renewable energy credits. Under the rules, at least 2% of the renewable energy must be from solar.
Visit the Missouri Secretary of State website
for details on the Missouri renewable energy standard.
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