|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Apr 29, 2021||referred to energy and telecommunications|
senate Bill S6453
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Energy And Telecommunications Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
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S6453 (ACTIVE) - Details
S6453 (ACTIVE) - Summary
Implements the "New York State Build Public Renewables Act" requiring the New York power authority to provide only renewable energy and power to customers; requires such authority to be the sole provider of energy to all state owned and municipal properties; repeals certain provisions relating thereto.
S6453 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S6453 SPONSOR: PARKER TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public authorities law and the public service law, in relation to implementing the "New York State Build Public Renewables Act"; and to repeal certain provisions of the general business law relating thereto PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To enable the New York Power Authority (NYPA) to own and build new renewable generation, storage, and transmission, require NYPA to provide renewable energy to all State owned and municipal properties by 2025, ban for-profit Energy Service Companies (ESCOs), and lay the groundwork for the 100% renewable, democratically controlled, publicly owned energy system New York needs in order to meet the goals of the landmark Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act and lead the nation on climate. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
S6453 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 6453 2021-2022 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E April 29, 2021 ___________ Introduced by Sens. PARKER, SALAZAR -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Energy and Tele- communications AN ACT to amend the public authorities law and the public service law, in relation to implementing the "New York State Build Public Renewa- bles Act"; and to repeal certain provisions of the general business law relating thereto THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Short title. This act shall be known and may be cited as the "New York State Build Public Renewables Act". § 2. Section 1005 of the public authorities law is amended by adding nine new subdivisions 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 and 36 to read as follows: 28. (A) THE AUTHORITY IS AUTHORIZED AND DIRECTED TO PURCHASE, ACQUIRE, PLAN, DESIGN, ENGINEER, FINANCE, CONSTRUCT, OPERATE, MANAGE, IMPROVE AND/OR MAINTAIN ANY RENEWABLE ENERGY PROJECT. THE AUTHORITY IS ALSO AUTHORIZED AND DIRECTED TO PROVIDE ENERGY EFFICIENCY, RETROFITS, HIGH PERFORMANCE/SUSTAINABLE BUILDING, AND ENERGY MANAGEMENT SERVICES. (B) FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SUBDIVISION AND SUBDIVISIONS TWENTY-NINE, THIRTY, THIRTY-ONE, THIRTY-TWO, THIRTY-THREE, THIRTY-FOUR, THIRTY-FIVE AND THIRTY-SIX OF THIS SECTION, THE FOLLOWING TERMS SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOWING MEANINGS: (I) "RENEWABLE ENERGY" SHALL BE DEFINED AS RENEWABLE ELECTRICITY OR THERMAL ENERGY THAT DOES NOT EMIT GREENHOUSE GASES OR OTHER POLLUTANTS INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PHOTOVOLTAICS (SOLAR), LAND-BASED AND OFFSHORE WIND, RUN-OF-THE-RIVER AND EXISTING NEW YORK STATE HYDROELEC- TRIC, GEOTHERMAL ELECTRIC, TIDAL ENERGY, WAVE ENERGY, BATTERY ENERGY STORAGE SYSTEMS, PUMPED HYDROELECTRIC ENERGY STORAGE SYSTEMS, AND RENEW- ABLE THERMAL ENERGY TECHNOLOGY SUCH AS SOLAR THERMAL, AIR-SOURCE AND GROUND-SOURCE HEAT PUMPS, RENEWABLE CO-GENERATION, DISTRICT HEATING EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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