What can solar power do for a single state? How about 21% of its energy, $14 billion in economic activity, and over 150,000 jobs. At a discount to existing electricity costs. Without subsidies. That's what solar power can do for Missouri, but the state's utilities may be about to pull the plug on local solar power. It started with a renewable energy standard, passed overwhelmingly in 2008, requiring the state's utilities to get 15% of their electricity from renewable energy resources, and primarily from local sources. But attacks on the law started three years ago, when the Republican-controlled state legislature …
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