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Senate bill to modernize Missouri utilities moves to House

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On April 24, a Missouri House committee took up a Senate bill containing important regulatory updates. In recent years, the Missouri Chamber has successfully advocated for a number of bills aimed at ensuring Missourians can continue to benefit from reliable and affordable utility services. Building on this progress, Senate Bill 756 includes a number of […]

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Senate passes utility modernization effort

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Seeking to continue Missouri’s progress on utility modernization, the Missouri Senate has passed a bill with several important regulatory updates. In recent years, the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry has helped pass a number of bills aimed at ensuring Missourians can continue to benefit from reliable and affordable utility services. A long-needed grid overhaul […]

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Creating a renewable gas program in Missouri

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Legislation under discussion in the Capitol that would require the Public Service Commission to adopt a renewable natural gas program for gas corporations has passed committees in both the Senate and House. This would allow for the deployment of technology to capture methane gas to be used as biogas, a renewable source of energy. The […]

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Ameren offering incentives to businesses for installing EV charging stations

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As Ameren Missouri works to expand the electric vehicle (EV) charging station network in the state, they have announced that customer businesses interested in installing EV charging stations at their locations can cut their project cost in half. Through their Charge Ahead Program, Ameren Missouri business customers can apply for incentives to offset up to 50 […]

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Ameren Missouri launches new COVID-19 relief fund to help small businesses

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Ameren Missouri announced a new $500,000 energy assistance program for Missouri’s small businesses and nonprofit organizations impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The program is open to small businesses and nonprofit customers with 50 or fewer employees who meet other eligibility requirements. “We understand the hardship that many of our small businesses are facing today to […]

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Ameren to help attract new businesses with new economic development grant program

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Up to 10 communities in Missouri could benefit from a new program from Ameren Missouri designed to make it easier to attract new businesses across the utility’s service area. Communities looking for help to offset the costs of preparing shovel-ready industrial sites for new business can now apply for a matching grant up to $15,000 […]

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Energy & Environment Conference Highlights

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State and national experts came to Columbia on Aug. 20-21 to share policy and project updates as well as research on regulatory and market trends in the energy and environment sectors at the the Missouri Chamber’s  Energy & Environment Conference. Browse highlights from the conference below, or see more on Twitter with the hashtag #MoEE19. […]

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Aug. 20-21: Energy and environment topics to be explored during conference in Columbia

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In today’s ever-evolving regulatory climate — and amid rapid advances in research and technology —it is critical for energy and environment stakeholders to remain on top of changes in their industries. That’s the goal behind the Missouri Chamber’s Aug. 20-21 Energy & Environment Conference, which is bringing state and national experts to Columbia to share […]

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Committee offers unanimous support for protecting critical infrastructure

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A Missouri House committee has unanimously passed a bill to protect the state’s pipelines and other critical infrastructure from harmful acts of trespassing and tampering. On April 30, the House Committee on Crime Prevention and Public Safety voted 9-0 to pass House Bill 954. The legislation, sponsored by Rep. Jeff Knight, a Republican from Lebanon, […]

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Critical infrastructure requires special protection

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A Missouri House committee is considering a bill that would protect Missouri’s critical infrastructure and deter harmful acts of trespassing and tampering. House Bill 954 would create stronger penalties for willfully trespassing onto critical infrastructure facilities. The legislation would also boost penalties for willfully damaging these facilities. The bill delineates of the types of facilities […]

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