Substitute for Raised S.B. No. 450
Session Year 2012
 


AN ACT CONCERNING ENERGY CONSERVATION AND RENEWABLE ENERGY, ENERGY INFRASTRUCTURE IMPROVEMENTS, ENERGY EQUIPMENT EFFICIENCY, TREE TRIMMING AND ELECTRIC VEHICLE INFRASTRUCTURE.

To reestablish a fuel oil conservation account; to require the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority to initiate a docket concerning gas distribution line extension; to create a natural gas vehicle pilot program; to require the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection to examine the conversion of oil-heated buildings to natural gas and to increase the efficiency of heating oil use; to require the department to study barriers to participation by heating oil dealers in the promotion of energy efficiency programs; to require builders contracting for the construction of certain buildings to inform consumers of energy efficiency incentives; to require electric distribution companies to develop plans to strengthen electric infrastructure, including the development of renewable resources facilities; to modify statutes concerning tree trimming by utility companies; to encourage the use of micro-grids utilizing any combined heat and power system; to eliminate disparities between electric distribution companies concerning demand charges for geothermal systems; to exempt certain persons' use of electric distribution or transmission equipment from being considered electric distribution companies; to modify the requirements necessary to meet renewable energy portfolio standards compliance; to expand renewable energy source generation; to encourage electric vehicle use; to modify the funding provisions of the Home Energy Solutions program; to increase financial incentives for combined heat and power systems; and to fund the study of the regional independent system operator.

Introduced by:
Energy and Technology Committee

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Bill History

 Date Action Taken
 4/26/2012Favorable Report, Tabled for the Calendar, Senate
 4/26/2012No New File by Committee on Finance, Revenue and Bonding
 4/26/2012(LCO)Reported Out of Legislative Commissioners' Office
 4/26/2012(LCO)Filed with Legislative Commissioners' Office
 4/26/2012(FIN)Joint Favorable
 4/24/2012Referred by Senate to Committee on Finance, Revenue and Bonding
 4/16/2012(LCO)File Number 434
 4/16/2012Senate Calendar Number 307
 4/16/2012Favorable Report, Tabled for the Calendar, Senate
 4/16/2012(LCO)Reported Out of Legislative Commissioners' Office
 4/9/2012(LCO)Referred to Office of Legislative Research and Office of Fiscal Analysis 04/16/12 10:00 AM
 3/28/2012(LCO)Filed with Legislative Commissioners' Office
 3/28/2012(ET)Joint Favorable Substitute
 3/16/2012Public Hearing 03/20
 3/15/2012Referred to Joint Committee on Energy and Technology

Co-sponsors of SB-450

Sen. Gary D. LeBeau, 3rd Dist.
Rep. Mary M. Mushinsky, 85th Dist.

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