assembly Bill A7895

2021-2022 Legislative Session

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

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 05, 2022 referred to environmental conservation
May 28, 2021 referred to environmental conservation

A7895 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S6762
Current Committee:
Assembly 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

A7895 (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.

A7895 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   7895
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                               May 28, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by M. of A. HUNTER -- read once and referred 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.