|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Mar 06, 2019||referred to ways and means|
delivered to assembly
|Mar 04, 2019||advanced to third reading|
|Feb 28, 2019||2nd report cal.|
|Feb 27, 2019||1st report cal.167|
|Jan 09, 2019||referred to energy and telecommunications|
senate Bill S23
Current Bill Status - Passed Senate
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S23 (ACTIVE) - Details
S23 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S23 SPONSOR: PARKER TITLE OF BILL: An act in relation to maintaining the continued viability of the state's existing large-scale, renewable energy resources PURPOSE: New York State has been a leader in renewable energy, beginning with the hydroelectric power plant at Niagara Falls in 1895. The Clean Energy Standard mandates that by 2030, 50% of electricity consumed in the state will come from renewables and establishes programs to develop new capac- ity. However, economic factors threaten NY's existing large-scale renew- able generators, in many cases the most cost-effective sources of clean power. This bill establishes utility support for these facilities to protect critical infrastructure and ensure that the 50 by 30 goal is achieved as economically as possible. New York recognizes the social cost of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and the value of clean power sources. This is reflected in the compen- sation provided to nuclear generators through the Zero Emission Credit
S23 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 23 2019-2020 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 9, 2019 ___________ Introduced by Sen. PARKER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Energy and Telecommuni- cations AN ACT in relation to maintaining the continued viability of the state's existing large-scale, renewable energy resources THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: 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 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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