|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Mar 13, 2020||referred to energy and telecommunications|
senate Bill S8052
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Energy And Telecommunications Committee
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S8052 (ACTIVE) - Details
S8052 (ACTIVE) - Summary
Relates to establishing energy efficiency measures by the public service commission and the New York state energy research and development authority including requiring utilities to hire and train employees who are living in areas designated as potential environmental justice areas of concern.
S8052 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S8052 SPONSOR: PARKER TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public service law and the energy law, in relation to establishing energy efficiency measures by the public service commis- sion and the New York state energy research and development authority PURPOSE: The proposed legislation would help provide equity and jobs by prior- itizing communities most likely to be affected by this State's increase climate-related initiatives. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1. Amends the public service law by adding a new section 66-q. Within 45-days of the effective date, the public service commission shall commence a proceeding to establish an energy efficiency program for utilities, in order to stimulate the growth and adoption of more
S8052 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 8052 I N S E N A T E March 13, 2020 ___________ 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 to amend the public service law and the energy law, in relation to establishing energy efficiency measures by the public service commission and the New York state energy research and development authority THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The public service law is amended by adding a new section 66-q to read as follows: § 66-Q. ENERGY EFFICIENCY PROGRAM. 1. AS USED IN THIS SECTION, THE FOLLOWING TERMS SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOWING MEANINGS: (A) "COST EFFECTIVE" MEANS PRODUCING BENEFITS THAT OUTWEIGH COSTS PURSUANT TO THE COMMISSION'S BENEFIT-COST ANALYSIS, PLUS THE SOCIAL COST OF METHANE, AND NON-ENERGY BENEFITS AS DESCRIBED IN THE "RHODE ISLAND TEST" (RI. TEST) OR A SUBSEQUENTLY IDENTIFIED BENEFIT-COST ANALYSIS THAT MORE COMPLETELY ACCOUNTS FOR EXTERNALIZED BENEFITS OF ENERGY EFFICIENCY SPENDING; (B) "ENERGY EFFICIENCY" MEANS THE REDUCTION IN OVERALL ENERGY USE, EXPRESSED AS A PERCENTAGE AGAINST A PRIOR BASELINE OF HISTORICAL USE, OR IN BRITISH THERMAL UNITS (BTUS). ENERGY EFFICIENCY SHALL INCLUDE ENVI- RONMENTALLY BENEFICIAL ELECTRIFICATION; (C) "ENERGY EFFICIENCY MEASURE" MEANS A PARTICULAR GOOD OR PRACTICE THAT PROVIDES AN ENERGY EFFICIENCY BENEFIT; (D) "ENVIRONMENTALLY BENEFICIAL ELECTRIFICATION" MEANS A REPLACEMENT OF DIRECT FOSSIL FUEL USE WITH ELECTRICITY SUCH THAT THE REPLACEMENT REDUCES OVERALL EMISSIONS AND ENERGY COSTS; (E) "POTENTIAL ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE AREAS OF CONCERN" MEANS AREAS OF UNITED STATES CENSUS BLOCK GROUPS OF TWO HUNDRED FIFTY TO FIVE HUNDRED HOUSEHOLDS EACH THAT, IN THE MOST RECENTLY RELEASED CENSUS, HAD POPU- LATIONS THAT MET OR EXCEEDED AT LEAST ONE OF THE FOLLOWING STATISTICAL THRESHOLDS: EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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