senate Bill S5908A

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Requires the establishment of a one hundred percent clean energy system by two thousand thirty

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Mar 26, 2018 print number 5908a
Mar 26, 2018 amend (t) and recommit to energy and telecommunications
Jan 03, 2018 referred to energy and telecommunications
May 05, 2017 referred to energy and telecommunications

S5908 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5105
Current Committee:
Senate Energy And Telecommunications
Law Section:
Energy Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §6-104, Energy L; add §54-1525, En Con L; add §83-b, St Fin L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: S5527, A7497
2019-2020: A3565

S5908 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires the establishment of a one hundred percent clean energy system by two thousand thirty; requires the adoption of a climate action plan; establishes the renewable energy revolving fund; and provides for legal standing to sue for enforcement of the state clean energy plan.

S5908 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5908 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  5908

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               May 5, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. HOYLMAN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on  Energy  and  Telecommuni-
  cations

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  energy  law,  in relation to establishing a one
  hundred percent energy system by two thousand thirty-two

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1. Subdivision 1 of section 6-104 of the energy law, as added
by chapter 433 of the laws of 2009, is amended to read as follows:
  1. The board shall adopt a state energy plan in  accordance  with  the
provisions of this article. (A) THE PLAN SHALL:
  (I)  ESTABLISH  A GOAL OF ACHIEVING A ONE HUNDRED PERCENT CLEAN ENERGY
SYSTEM BY TWO THOUSAND THIRTY-TWO, WITH ZERO NET  GREENHOUSE  GAS  EMIS-
SIONS;
  (II)  PROVIDE  FOR THE DISCONTINUANCE OF NUCLEAR POWER BY TWO THOUSAND
THIRTY-TWO;
  (III) PROVIDE FOR THE DISCONTINUANCE OF STATE INVESTMENT IN,  AND  THE
DEVELOPMENT  OF, INFRASTRUCTURE RELATED TO THE DISTRIBUTION, PROCESSING,
STORAGE, OR EXTRACTION OF FOSSIL FUELS OR NEW PERMITS  RELATED  TO  SUCH
USE;
  (IV)  INCLUDE,  IN FIVE YEAR INCREMENTS, DETAILED BENCHMARKS AND STEPS
REQUIRED TO ACHIEVE THE GOAL OF A ONE HUNDRED  PERCENT  CLEAN  RENEWABLE
ENERGY SYSTEM BY TWO THOUSAND THIRTY-TWO; AND
  (V) INCORPORATE MEASURES RELATED TO REDUCTION IN ENERGY USE, INCREASED
ENERGY CONSERVATION, AND IMPROVEMENTS IN ENERGY EFFICIENCY.
  (B)  ANY  PROVISIONS  OF  THIS  CHAPTER  RELATING TO THE USE OF FOSSIL
FUELS, NATURAL GAS, OIL, COAL AND PETROLEUM  PRODUCTS  SHALL  BE  IMPLE-
MENTED  ONLY TO THE EXTENT THAT THEY INCORPORATE THE DISCONTINUED USE OF
SUCH FUELS BY TWO THOUSAND THIRTY-TWO.
  (C) THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SUBDIVISION SHALL SUPERSEDE ANY  INCONSIST-
ENT PROVISIONS CONTAINED IN THIS SECTION.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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S5908A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5105
Current Committee:
Senate Energy And Telecommunications
Law Section:
Energy Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §6-104, Energy L; add §54-1525, En Con L; add §83-b, St Fin L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: S5527, A7497
2019-2020: A3565

S5908A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires the establishment of a one hundred percent clean energy system by two thousand thirty; requires the adoption of a climate action plan; establishes the renewable energy revolving fund; and provides for legal standing to sue for enforcement of the state clean energy plan.

S5908A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5908A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                 5908--A

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               May 5, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. HOYLMAN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on  Energy  and  Telecommuni-
  cations  --  recommitted  to  the Committee on Energy and Telecommuni-
  cations in  accordance  with  Senate  Rule  6,  sec.  8  --  committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  energy  law,  in relation to establishing a one
  hundred percent energy system by two thousand  thirty;  to  amend  the
  environmental  conservation  law,  in  relation  to  the adoption of a
  climate action plan; to amend the state finance law,  in  relation  to
  establishing  the  renewable energy revolving fund; and to provide for
  legal standing to sue for enforcement of the state's clean energy plan

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1.  Legislative  intent.    New York state's continued use of
fossil fuels, including coal, oil, and natural gas, is having  devastat-
ing  impacts  on our climate and communities. Our state's ongoing use of
nuclear fuels continues to create immensely radioactive wastes that will
be dangerous to future generations for millennia.  It  is  in  the  best
interest of the people of New York to move the state into a clean energy
revolution,  meeting 100 percent of our energy needs from clean, renewa-
ble sources by 2030. Transitioning to clean  energy  is  fundamental  to
protecting  our communities, particularly communities of color and lower
income communities that are disproportionately affected by the worsening
air and water quality that  results  from  the  incineration  of  fossil
fuels.  A  transition  to  a  100  percent  clean  energy system will be
achieved in a way that protects displaced fossil fuel workers,  impacted
communities,  builds  a  stronger economy for everyone in the State, and
creates hundreds of thousands of new jobs, while at the same time elimi-
nating New York's  contribution  to  the  biggest  environmental  threat
facing our planet, climate change.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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