640.160. 1. There is hereby created in the state treasury the "Energy Futures Fund" which shall consist of money appropriated by the general assembly or received from gifts, bequests, donations, or from the federal government. The state treasurer shall be custodian of the fund and may approve disbursements from the fund in accordance with sections 30.170 and 30.180, RSMo. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 33.080, RSMo, to the contrary, any moneys remaining in the fund at the end of the biennium shall not revert to the credit of the general revenue fund. The state treasurer shall invest moneys in the fund in the same manner as other funds are invested. Any interest and moneys earned on such investments shall be credited to the fund.
2. Upon appropriation, the department of natural resources may use moneys in the fund created under this section for the purposes of carrying out the provisions of sections 640.150 to 640.160 including, but not limited to, energy efficiency programs, energy studies, energy resource analyses, or energy projects. After appropriation, the department may also expend funds for the administration and management of energy responsibilities and activities associated with projects and studies funded from the energy futures fund.