HB 3062

Limiting Wind Power Projects in West Virginia

The purpose of this bill is to limit the number of permits to construct wind power projects, wind power farms, or “windmills” for power to two per year, to provide that for each new wind powered facility built in West Virginia, there must be an offset in the amount of taxes paid by new and existing coal fired power plants. The bill also seeks to ensure that coal remains the primary source of power in West Virginia during emergency weather events.

ISSUES: Climate

CWV Position: Opposes

Status: Introduced 1/12/22; referred to Energy and Manufacturing Committee