Missouri Governor Jay Nixon signed an executive order to transfer the Missouri Division of Energy from the state Department of Natural Resources to the Department of Economic Development.
The Division of Energy houses programs related to energy policy, resources, efficiency and education. Specific program include low-income weatherization assistance, the energy revolving fund and certification of home energy auditors.
The General Assembly may reverse this decision if it acts before April 8 (60 days after the executive order was signed on February 4). If this does not occur, the transfer will become effective on August 28.
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State laws that could be affected by the change include
Sections 414.400-414.471 – reduction of state vehicle fuel consumption
Section 640.150 RSMo. – various energy policy, information and education duties assigned to Department of Natural Resources director