Skip to Content


SENATE DOCKET, NO. 1135         FILED ON: 1/18/2013

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1593

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

_________________

PRESENTED BY:

Barry R. Finegold

_______________

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 relative to credit for thermal energy generated with renewable fuels.

_______________

PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Barry R. Finegold

Second Essex and Middlesex

James B. Eldridge

Middlesex and Worcester

Marcos A. Devers

16th Essex


SENATE DOCKET, NO. 1135        FILED ON: 1/18/2013

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1593

By Mr. Finegold, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1593) of Barry R. Finegold, James B. Eldridge and Marcos A. Devers for legislation relative to credit for thermal energy generated with renewable fuels.  Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy. 


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

_______________

In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

_______________

 

An Act relative to credit for thermal energy generated with renewable fuels.
 

              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 3 of chapter 25A of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2010 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting after the definition “State Agency” the following new definition:-

              “Useful thermal energy”, energy in the form of direct heat, steam, hot water, or other thermal form that is used in production and beneficial measures for heating, cooling, humidity control, process use, or other valid thermal end use energy requirements and for which fuel or electricity would otherwise be consumed.

              SECTION 2. Section 11F½ of said chapter 25A, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking, in line 12, the following word:- “electricity” and inserting in place thereof the following word:- “energy”;

              and by striking, in line 21, the following:- “or (6)” and inserting in place thereof the following:-

              (6) any facility that generates useful thermal energy using sunlight, biomass, bio-gas, liquid bio-fuel or naturally occurring temperature differences in ground, air or water, whereby one megawatt-hour of alternative energy credit shall be earned for every 3,412,000 British thermal units of useful thermal energy produced and verified through an on-site utility grade meter or other means satisfactory to the department; or (7)

The information contained in this website is for general information purposes only. The General Court provides this information as a public service and while we endeavor to keep the data accurate and current to the best of our ability, we make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to the website or the information contained on the website for any purpose. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk.

Error