senate Bill S4527

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to the mitigation of the severity of climate change; repealer

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Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Energy And Telecommunications Committee

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Jan 05, 2022 referred to energy and telecommunications
Feb 05, 2021 referred to energy and telecommunications

S4527 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Energy And Telecommunications
Law Section:
Energy Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§3-101, 6-102, 6-104 & 6-106, rpld §3-101 sub 7, Energy L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:

S4527 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to the mitigation of the severity of climate change; requires the state to create a binding plan for reducing greenhouse gas emissions by eighty-five percent, based on 1990 emissions levels, and meeting one hundred percent of electricity needs from fossil fuel-free resources by 2050.

S4527 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4527 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
                             I N  S E N A T E
                             February 5, 2021
 Introduced  by  Sen.  MAY  --  read  twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on  Energy  and  Telecommuni-
 AN  ACT  to  amend  the energy law, in relation to the mitigation of the
   severity of climate change; and to repeal certain  provisions  of  the
   energy law relating thereto

   Section 1. This act shall be known and may be cited  as  the  "freedom
 from fossil fuels act".
   §  2.  Subdivisions  1,  4  and  5 of section 3-101 of the energy law,
 subdivision 1 as amended by chapter 253 of the laws of 2013 and subdivi-
 sion 5 as amended by chapter 396 of the laws of  1978,  are  amended  to
 read as follows:
   1.  to  obtain and maintain an adequate and continuous supply of safe,
 dependable and economical energy for the people  of  the  state  and  to
 accelerate  development  and  use  within  the state of renewable energy
 sources, all in order TO MITIGATE THE SEVERITY  OF  CLIMATE  CHANGE,  to
 promote  the  state's  economic  growth, to create employment within the
 state, to protect [its] THE STATE'S environmental  values  and  agricul-
 tural  heritage, to husband its resources for future generations, and to
 promote the health and welfare of its people;
   4. to encourage transportation modes and equipment which conserve  the
   5. to foster, encourage and promote the prudent development  and  wise
 use  of  [all  indigenous  state] THE STATE'S RENEWABLE energy resources
 including, but not limited to, [on-shore oil and natural gas,  off-shore
 oil  and natural gas, natural gas from Devonian shale formations,] small
 head hydro, [wood,] solar, wind, solid waste, energy from biomass,  fuel
 cells, GEOTHERMAL, OFFSHORE WIND and cogeneration; and
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.


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