H77, the bill pending in the state House that would require utilities to get a percentage of their power from renewable sources, is going to be considered today at 2pm by the House Energy and Energy Efficiency Committee. If it passes, it will move on to the Committee on Public Utilities on June 14th.
Utilities and their allies in the General Assembly are working hard to a) reduce the amount of energy they'd be required to get from renewables, and b) pass on to consumers the cost of converting to these new sources. Don't let them!
This would be an excellent time to call or e-mail your state representative to tell them that you want a strong renewable standard - and that you think the utilities should bear the brunt of the costs of conversion.
Click here for your state representative (use the zip code lookup at the bottom of the page).