HB 2175

Promoting Use of Coal and Limiting Wind Power Projects

This bill limits the number of permits to construct wind power installations generally in West Virginia; provides that for each new wind powered facility built in West Virginia, there is an offset in the amount of taxes paid by new and existing coal fired power plants; and ensures that coal remains the primary source of power in West Virginia during emergency weather events.

ISSUES: Climate

CWV Position: Opposes

Status: Introduced 1/11/23, referred to Energy & Manufacturing