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A07497 Summary:

BILL NOA07497B
 
SAME ASNo Same As
 
SPONSORColton
 
COSPNSROrtiz, Mosley, Skartados, Cook, Rosenthal, Steck, Blake, Walker, Lifton
 
MLTSPNSRGlick, Hooper, Kearns, Robinson, Rodriguez, Simon, Thiele
 
Amd 6-104, Energy L
 
Requires the establishment of a one hundred percent clean energy system by two thousand thirty.
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A07497 Memo:

NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
 
BILL NUMBER: A7497B
 
SPONSOR: Colton
  TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the energy law, in relation to establishing a one hundred percent energy system by two thousand thirty   PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To establish a goal of achieving a one hundred percent clean energy system by two thousand thirty, with zero net greenhouse gas emissions.   SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1. Subdivision 1 of section 6-104 of the energy law, as added by chapter 433 of the laws of 2009, is amended. Section 1. Paragraph (a) of subsection 1 of 6-104 establishes and details the plan, including the goal, the discontinuance of nuclear power by two thousand thirty, divestments, requirement of details for set goals, and other measures for meeting goals. Section 1. Paragraph (b) of section subsection 1 of 6-104 relates to the use of fossil fuels, natural gas, oil, and petroleum products, and their implementation with regards to the extent by which they are incorporate the discontinued use of such fuels by two thousand thirty. Section 1. Paragraph (c) establishes precedence. Section 2. The effective date.   JUSTIFICATION: Given the growing threat of global anthropogenic climate change and the impacts that current energy systems have in contributing to this issue, the state must take a stand in stopping our contribution to global anthropogenic climate change. This bill would allow for this by estab- lishing a goal of achieving a one hundred percent clean energy system by two thousand thirty, with zero net greenhouse emissions. Currently, over seventy groups have called for the requirement for New York State to transition to 100% clean energy by 2030, including the Green Education and Legal Fund, amongst many organizations throughout the state. This bill builds upon the Jacobson wind, water and solar (WWS) study by Stanford and Cornell Professors, among others. The WWS study shows that it is hundred percent clean renewable energy systems by two thousand thirty. It would also incorporate measured related to reduction in energy use, increased energy conservation, and improvements in energy efficiency.   PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New Bill.   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: To be determined.   EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect on the first of January next succeeding the date upon which it shall become a law; provided, however, that effective immediately, the state energy planning board shall conduct a study to determine the measures necessary to achieve a one hundred percent clean energy system by two thousand thirty
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A07497 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                         7497--B
 
                               2015-2016 Regular Sessions
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                      May 13, 2015
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced  by  M.  of A. COLTON, ORTIZ, MOSLEY, SKARTADOS, COOK, ROSEN-
          THAL, STECK, BLAKE, WALKER -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M.  of  A.  GLICK,
          HOOPER,  KEARNS,  ROBINSON, SIMON, THIELE -- read once and referred to
          the Committee on Energy -- recommitted to the Committee on  Energy  in
          accordance  with Assembly Rule 3, sec. 2 -- committee discharged, bill
          amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said  commit-
          tee  --  again  reported  from said committee with amendments, ordered
          reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee
 
        AN ACT to amend the energy  law,  in  relation  to  establishing  a  one
          hundred percent clean energy system by two thousand thirty
 
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
 
     1    Section 1. Subdivision 1 of section 6-104 of the energy law, as  added
     2  by chapter 433 of the laws of 2009, is amended to read as follows:
     3    1.  The  board  shall adopt a state energy plan in accordance with the
     4  provisions of this article. (a) The plan shall:
     5    (i) establish a goal of achieving a one hundred percent  clean  energy
     6  system by two thousand thirty, with zero net greenhouse gas emissions;
     7    (ii)  provide  for the discontinuance of nuclear power by two thousand
     8  thirty;
     9    (iii) provide for the discontinuance of state investment in,  and  the
    10  development  of, infrastructure related to the distribution, processing,
    11  storage, or extraction of fossil fuels or new permits  related  to  such
    12  use;
    13    (iv)  include,  in five year increments, detailed benchmarks and steps
    14  required to achieve the goal of a one hundred  percent  clean  renewable
    15  energy system by two thousand thirty; and
    16    (v) incorporate measures related to reduction in energy use, increased
    17  energy conservation, and improvements in energy efficiency.
    18    (b)  Any  provisions  of  this  chapter  relating to the use of fossil
    19  fuels, natural gas, oil, coal and petroleum  products  shall  be  imple-
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD10657-05-6

        A. 7497--B                          2
 
     1  mented  only to the extent that they incorporate the discontinued use of
     2  such fuels by two thousand thirty.
     3    (c)  The provisions of this subdivision shall supersede any inconsist-
     4  ent provisions contained in this section.
     5    § 2. This act shall take effect on the first of January next  succeed-
     6  ing  the  date upon which it shall have become a law; provided, however,
     7  that effective  immediately,  the  state  energy  planning  board  shall
     8  conduct  a  study  to  determine the measures necessary to achieve a one
     9  hundred percent clean energy system by two thousand thirty.
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