Louisville, KY – Consumer Energy Alliance (CEA), the leading energy and environmental advocate for families and businesses, applauds Governor Beshear for signing HB 207, bipartisan legislation that will protect the rights of consumers to keep their existing energy services that are allowed by the Kentucky Public Service Commission.
“Thank you to Governor Beshear and the Kentucky legislature for passing this important legislation that will protect our consumers, families, seniors and small businesses from irresponsible prohibitions on the use of reliable, safe and clean fuels like natural gas and propane in homes or communities,” said CEA Vice President of State Affairs Brydon Ross.
“Over 40% of households use natural gas or propane for home heating needs. An energy ban could lead to serious service interruptions and large increases in Kentuckians’ energy bills, to the tune of more than $10,300 for an average Kentucky household. It would also require many families and businesses to replace major appliances, which is no small cost. With Kentucky having one of the highest poverty rates in the country, a reckless and unnecessary energy prohibition could have a devastating effect on the Commonwealth, and especially on those struggling to get by during the COVID-19 pandemic recovery.”
“CEA commends Governor Beshear and the legislature for protecting consumers, families and businesses’ right to keep the energy services they want and for helping to get our Commonwealth to a cleaner future.”
About Consumer Energy Alliance
Consumer Energy Alliance (CEA) is the leading voice for sensible energy and environmental policies for consumers, bringing together families, farmers, small businesses, distributors, producers, and manufacturers to support America’s environmentally sustainable energy future. With more than 550,000 members nationwide, we are committed to leading the nation’s dialogue around energy, its critical role in the economy, and how it supports the vital supply chains for the families and businesses that depend on them. CEA works daily to encourage communities across the nation to seek sensible, realistic, and environmentally responsible solutions to meet our nation’s energy needs.