senate Bill S8052

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to establishing energy efficiency measures by the public service commission and the New York state energy research and development authority

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Mar 13, 2020 referred to energy and telecommunications

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S8052 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10640
Current Committee:
Senate Energy And Telecommunications
Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Add §66-q, Pub Serv L; add §5-123, Energy L
Versions Introduced in 2021-2022 Legislative Session:
S3126, A3996

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

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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