senate Bill S6762

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to enacting the "power plant zero carbon emissions act of 2021"

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Environmental Conservation Committee


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May 14, 2021 referred to environmental conservation

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S6762 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7895
Current Committee:
Senate Environmental Conservation
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 19 Title 15 §§19-1501 - 19-1513, En Con L; amd §168, Pub Serv L

S6762 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Enacts the "power plant zero carbon emissions act of 2021"; requires that existing fossil fuel-fired electric generating facilities must demonstrate that they will achieve zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2040.

S6762 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6762 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   6762
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                               May 14, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen. SALAZAR -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Environmental Conservation
 
 AN ACT to amend  the  environmental  conservation  law  and  the  public
   service  law, in relation to requiring zero emission certification for
   fossil fuel-fired electric generating units

   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 "power plant zero carbon emissions act of 2021".
   § 2. Article 19 of the environmental conservation law  is  amended  by
 adding a new title 15 to read as follows:
                                 TITLE 15
                     POWER PLANT ZERO CARBON EMISSIONS
 SECTION 19-1501. STATEMENT OF FINDINGS.
         19-1503. DEFINITIONS.
         19-1505. MANDATORY ZERO CARBON EMISSION PLAN.
         19-1507. REVIEW OF PLANS AND CERTIFICATION.
         19-1509. PROHIBITION.
         19-1511. REQUIREMENTS   FOR  FACILITIES  GRANTED  SUSPENSION  OR
                    MODIFICATION.
         19-1513. REGULATIONS.
 § 19-1501. STATEMENT OF FINDINGS.
   1. ELECTRIC GENERATING UNITS THAT BURN COAL, OIL,  DIESEL  OR  NATURAL
 GAS ARE SIGNIFICANT SOURCES OF GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS IN THE STATE.
   2.  THE  CLIMATE LEADERSHIP AND COMMUNITY PROTECTION ACT REQUIRES THAT
 THE STATE ACHIEVE ONE HUNDRED PERCENT ZERO CARBON ELECTRIC GENERATION BY
 TWO THOUSAND FORTY.
   3. IN ORDER FOR THE STATE TO ACHIEVE THIS GOAL, EXISTING FOSSIL  FUEL-
 FIRED  ELECTRIC  GENERATING  FACILITIES  MUST DEMONSTRATE THAT THEY WILL
 ACHIEVE ZERO GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS BY TWO THOUSAND FORTY.
 § 19-1503. DEFINITIONS.

  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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