COLUMBIA — According to a study commissioned by AmerenUE, federal cap-and-trade legislation would cause Missourians' energy rates to increase by more than $200 annually if the state doesn't take steps to improve current energy procedures. The Joint Committee on Missouri's Energy Future heard testimony Monday on dangers of increased rates and ways to offset potential costs from the Waxman-Markey bill, also known as cap-and-trade. While a number of alternatives were discussed, all testimony touched on Missouri's main source of energy: coal.
Missourians could see energy bill rise under cap-and-trade
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