Next month, a statewide energy plan is expected to be given to Gov. Jay Nixon. The Department of Economic Development’s Division of Energy is in charge of developing the plan and the House’s Energy and Environment Committee held hearings to get the public’s feedback.
Last year, Nixon called for development of a comprehensive plan.
Representative Rocky Miller (R-Osage Beach), who serves as chairman of the House committee, says citizens want the plan to be economical, environmentally friendly and reliable.
Currently, about 80% of Missouri’s energy is produced by coal.