|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Feb 16, 2022||referred to energy and telecommunications|
senate Bill S8360
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Energy And Telecommunications Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S8360 (ACTIVE) - Details
S8360 (ACTIVE) - Summary
Maintains the continued viability of the state's existing biomass facility which is located within a military installation by deeming such facility a renewable energy system within the renewable energy program established by the public service commission by its order adopting or modifying the clean energy standard.
S8360 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S8360 SPONSOR: PARKER TITLE OF BILL: An act to maintain the continued viability of the state's existing biom- ass facility which is located within a military installation PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To allow for the continued operation of a biomass facility located on a military installation and providing 100% of the military installation's electricity. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1: Legislative Intent Section 2: Deems any existing electric generating facility located with- in a military installation and that utilizes untreated, uncontaminated, and source-separated biomass that is woody or herbaceous matter grown for the purpose of being consumed as an energy feedstock and that is
S8360 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 8360 I N S E N A T E February 16, 2022 ___________ Introduced by Sen. PARKER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Energy and Telecommuni- cations AN ACT to maintain the continued viability of the state's existing biom- ass facility which is located within a military installation THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Legislative findings and intent. The legislature hereby finds and determines that: Since the inception of New York's renewable energy policy, beginning with the Public Service Commission's order approving the Renewable Port- folio Standard (RPS) in 2004, biomass has been considered a renewable resource and has been helping New York advance towards its renewable energy targets for nearly two decades; To date, New York's renewable energy programs have supported two biom- ass projects totaling 69.3 megawatts; To further promote and incentivize the development of renewable ener- gy, New York state recently adopted the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA), which, among other things, mandates that, by 2030, 70% of electricity consumed in the state will come from renewable energy systems and 100% of such electricity be zero-emitting by 2040; Unlike the state's previous programs, the CLCPA excluded bioenergy from the definition of "renewable energy systems," thus eliminating financial program support for biomass facilities upon expiration of existing contracts; Today, while the Climate Action Council, as established by the CLCPA, continues to debate the role of bioenergy in New York's policies, New York's last remaining utility-scale biomass facility, located within a military installation, faces closure in 2023 upon expiration of the current Renewable Energy Credit (REC) contract with the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority; In addition to the environmental benefits of biomass that have been repeatedly proven since the establishment of the RPS in 2004, New York's single biomass facility located within a military installation provides EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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