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Tomblin signs repeal of Alternative Renewable Energy Portfolio Act

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CHARLESTON, WV- Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today signed House Bill 2001, repealing the West Virginia Alternative Renewable Energy Portfolio Act.

"In 2009 when the Legislature approved West Virginia's Alternative Renewable Energy Portfolio, the Act had overwhelming support from business and industry," Gov. Tomblin said. "We understand economic drivers and factors change over time, and the Act as it was passed in 2009 is no longer beneficial for our state. After it passed both houses of the Legislature with overwhelming bipartisan support, I have signed House Bill 2001, repealing the West Virginia Alternative Renewable Energy Portfolio Act."

The portfolio required generating 25 percent of electricity with alternative power sources by 2025. Some coal-burning technologies qualify.

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