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SECTION 1-103
Definitions
Energy (ENG) CHAPTER 17-A, ARTICLE 1
§ 1-103. Definitions. As used in this chapter, unless a different
meaning clearly appears from the context or unless a different meaning
is stated in a definition applicable to only a portion of this chapter:

1. "Agency" shall mean any state department, agency, board, public
benefit corporation, public authority or commission.

2. "Office" as used in sections 5-108, 5-111, 5-113, and 5-117 of
article five and articles six, seven, eight and ten of this chapter
shall mean the New York state energy research and development authority
established pursuant to article eight of the public authorities law.

3. "Coal" shall include bituminuous coal, anthracite coal, and
lignite.

4. "Commissioner" as used in sections 5-108, 5-111, 5-113, and 5-117
of article five and articles six, seven, eight and ten of this chapter
shall mean the president of the New York state energy research and
development authority.

5. "Energy" means work or heat that is, or may be, produced from any
fuel or source whatsoever.

6. "Energy resources" shall mean any force or material which yields or
has the potential to yield energy, including but not limited to
electrical, fossil, geothermal, wind, hydro, solid waste, tidal, wood,
solar and nuclear sources.

7. "Fossil fuel" shall mean coal, petroleum products and fuel gases.

8. "Fuel gases" shall include but not be limited to methane, natural
gas, liquefied natural gas, and manufactured fuel gases.

9. "Municipality" or "municipal corporation" shall mean a city,
county, town, village, school district, special purpose district, or an
agency thereof.

10. "Person" shall mean any individual, trustee, agency, partnership,
association, corporation, company, municipality, political subdivision
or other legal entity.

11. "Petroleum products" shall include all products refined or
rerefined from synthetic or crude oil or oil extracted from other
sources, including natural gas liquids.

12. "Renewable energy resources" shall include sources which are
capable of being continuously restored by natural or other means or are
so large as to be useable for centuries without significant depletion
and include but are not limited to solar, wind, plant and forest
products, wastes, tidal, hydro, geothermal, deuterium, and hydrogen.

13. "Telecommuting" shall mean the conservation of energy through the
reduction of travel by employees of the office to and from their
designated workplace through the use of telecommunication and computer
technology in tasks including, but not limited to, information transfer
and processing.