assembly Bill A4294

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to maintaining the continued viability of the state's existing large-scale, renewable energy resources

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Mar 05, 2019 reported referred to ways and means
Feb 04, 2019 referred to energy


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A4294 (ACTIVE) - Details

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Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
A7275, S5549

A4294 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to maintaining the continued viability of the state's existing large-scale, renewable energy resources.

A4294 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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


                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            February 4, 2019

Introduced by M. of A. CUSICK -- read once and referred to the Committee
  on Energy

AN ACT in relation to maintaining the continued viability of the state's
  existing large-scale, renewable energy resources


  Section 1. Legislative findings and  intent.  The  legislature  hereby
finds and determines:
  1. New York is a national leader in developing and implementing policy
to  promote the development of renewable energy resources, the growth of
which has significantly benefited the state in numerous ways,  including
through  reductions  in  pollutants  that  contribute to climate change,
associated reductions in adverse impacts on public health, and  substan-
tial job growth in the clean energy sector.
  2.  In  2016,  more  than  twenty percent of the state's electric load
(representing 2,354 gigawatt hours) was supplied by renewable  resources
- solar, wind, hydroelectric, biomass, fuel cells and similar resources.
To  further promote and incentivize the development of renewable energy,
the New York state public  service  commission  recently  established  a
clean  energy standard requiring, among other things, that fifty percent
of the electric load in  the  state  be  served  entirely  by  renewable
resources by the year 2030 (i.e., 50 by 30 target).
  3.  A  recent  study  shows  that  New  York's clean energy sector now
employs more than 85,000 workers at more than 7,500 business  establish-
ments  spread  out  across  the  state, in both the renewable energy and
energy efficiency sectors. With implementation of the clean energy stan-
dard, clean energy jobs are anticipated to grow by more than six percent
per year or double the growth rate of the entire United  States  economy
in  2016. Proper implementation of the clean energy standard will ensure
that the state meets these job growth projections.

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


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