HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2103        FILED ON: 1/19/2017

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2700

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Kay Khan

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To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in General
Court assembled:

The undersigned legislators and/or citizens respectfully petition for the adoption of the accompanying bill:

An Act to increase the renewable portfolio standard and ensure compliance with the Global Warming Solutions Act.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Kay Khan

11th Middlesex

Louis L. Kafka

8th Norfolk

Bruce E. Tarr

First Essex and Middlesex

Cory Atkins

14th Middlesex

Jennifer E. Benson

37th Middlesex

Antonio F. D. Cabral

13th Bristol

Edward F. Coppinger

10th Suffolk

Denise C. Garlick

13th Norfolk

Jay R. Kaufman

15th Middlesex

Peter V. Kocot

1st Hampshire

David Paul Linsky

5th Middlesex

Elizabeth A. Malia

11th Suffolk

Paul McMurtry

11th Norfolk

Alice Hanlon Peisch

14th Norfolk

Jeffrey Sánchez

15th Suffolk

Paul A. Schmid, III

8th Bristol

John W. Scibak

2nd Hampshire

Frank I. Smizik

15th Norfolk

James B. Eldridge

Middlesex and Worcester

Patricia D. Jehlen

Second Middlesex

Jason M. Lewis

Fifth Middlesex

Kathleen O'Connor Ives

First Essex

Ruth B. Balser

12th Middlesex

Christine P. Barber

34th Middlesex

Gailanne M. Cariddi

1st Berkshire

Mike Connolly

26th Middlesex

Marjorie C. Decker

25th Middlesex

Carolyn C. Dykema

8th Middlesex

Lori A. Ehrlich

8th Essex

Dylan Fernandes

Barnstable, Dukes and Nantucket

Sean Garballey

23rd Middlesex

Colleen M. Garry

36th Middlesex

Carmine L. Gentile

13th Middlesex

Solomon Goldstein-Rose

3rd Hampshire

Kenneth I. Gordon

21st Middlesex

Jonathan Hecht

29th Middlesex

Paul R. Heroux

2nd Bristol

Natalie Higgins

4th Worcester

Robert M. Koczera

11th Bristol

Stephen Kulik

1st Franklin

Jack Lewis

7th Middlesex

Jay D. Livingstone

8th Suffolk

Adrian Madaro

1st Suffolk

Joan Meschino

3rd Plymouth

Rady Mom

18th Middlesex

Brian Murray

10th Worcester

Smitty Pignatelli

4th Berkshire

Denise Provost

27th Middlesex

Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr.

12th Hampden

David M. Rogers

24th Middlesex

Thomas M. Stanley

9th Middlesex

José F. Tosado

9th Hampden

Aaron Vega

5th Hampden

Chris Walsh

6th Middlesex


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2103        FILED ON: 1/19/2017

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2700

By Ms. Khan of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2700) of Kay Khan and others relative to compliance with the Global Warming Solutions Act.  Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

 

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In the One Hundred and Ninetieth General Court
(2017-2018)

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An Act to increase the renewable portfolio standard and ensure compliance with the Global Warming Solutions Act.

 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
 

SECTION 1: Section 11F of chapter 25A, as appearing in the 2014 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking out the first paragraph and inserting in place thereof the following:-

Section 11F. (a) The department shall establish a renewable energy portfolio standard for all retail electricity suppliers selling electricity to end-use customers in the commonwealth. By December 31, 1999, the department shall determine the actual percentage of kilowatt-hours sales to end-use customers in the commonwealth which is derived from existing renewable energy generating sources. Every retail supplier shall provide a minimum percentage of kilowatt-hours sales to end-use customers in the commonwealth from new renewable energy generating sources, according to the following schedule: (1) an additional 1 per cent of sales by December 31, 2003 , or 1 calendar year from the final day of the first month in which the average cost of any renewable technology is found to be within 10 per cent of the overall average spot-market price per kilowatt-hour for electricity in the commonwealth, whichever is sooner; (2) an additional one-half of 1 per cent of sales each year thereafter until December 31, 2009; (3) an additional 1 per cent of sales every year until December 31, 2017; and (4) an additional 2 per cent of sales each year thereafter.

By no later than December 31, 2030, municipal electric departments and municipal light boards shall achieve full compliance with the terms of this section. By no later than December 31, 2021, municipal electric departments and municipal light boards shall determine a phase-in schedule in order to achieve full RPS compliance by 2030, beginning with at least one per cent per year of kilowatt-hours sales to customers in their territory that is derived from renewable energy generating sources in the calendar year 2022, provided however, that any renewable energy generated by a qualifying RPS Class I resource owned or leased by the municipal electric department or municipal light board and sold to customers outside the department’s or board’s service territory shall not count toward the minimum percentage of renewable energy kilowatt-hour sales required under this section.

For the purpose of this subsection, a new renewable energy generating source is one that begins commercial operation after December 31, 1997, or that represents an increase in generating capacity after December 31, 1997, at an existing facility. Commencing on January 1, 2009, such minimum percentage requirement shall be known as the “Class I” renewable energy generating source requirement.

SECTION 2: SECTION 1. Section 11F of chapter 25A, as appearing in the 2014 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking subsection (i).