assembly Bill A4239

2021-2022 Legislative Session

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

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Jan 05, 2022 referred to energy
Feb 01, 2021 referred to energy

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A4239 (ACTIVE) - Details

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: A7497
2017-2018: A5105
2019-2020: A3565

A4239 (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.

A4239 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   4239
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             February 1, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  COLTON, L. ROSENTHAL, STECK, PEOPLES-STOKES,
   BARRON, J. RIVERA,  SEAWRIGHT,  ABINANTI,  CARROLL,  QUART,  WILLIAMS,
   DINOWITZ,  THIELE,  GOTTFRIED,  GLICK, HUNTER, WEPRIN, REYES, EPSTEIN,
   HYNDMAN, McDONOUGH,  FRONTUS,  FERNANDEZ,  DICKENS,  GRIFFIN,  SAYEGH,
   DeSTEFANO  --  Multi-Sponsored  by  -- M. of A. DAVILA, GALEF, HEVESI,
   RODRIGUEZ, SIMON -- read once and referred to the Committee on Energy
 
 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.