Relates to the installation of certain energy technologies.
TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public authorities law, in relation to the installation of certain energy technologies
PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: Adds certain energy technologies to the measures eligible for financing through the "Green Jobs/Green New York" Program.
SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section One: Amends subdivision 12 of section 1891 of the public authorities law adding a new paragraph (n) making certain energy technologies eligible for financing through the Green Jobs Green New York Program.
Section Two: Sets effective date.
JUSTIFICATION: Promoting widespread dissemination of energy conservation and clean energy technologies represents a clear and cost-effective pathway for communities in New York State to curtail emissions of greenhouse gases and harmful air contaminants, reduce dependence on fossil fuels, lower housing costs, suppress wholesale electricity prices, support community development and create green jobs to sustain and enhance our economy.
Adding certain energy technologies to the list of measures eligible for low interest loans or on-bill recovery through the Green Jobs Green New York Program will eliminate the front-end costs that may prevent consumers from investing in these cost effective energy saving installations.
PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New bill.
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS FOR STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS: None.
EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 7482--A IN SENATE May 24, 2012 ___________Introduced by Sen. MAZIARZ -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Energy and Telecommuni- cations -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee AN ACT to amend the public authorities law, in relation to the installa- tion of certain energy technologies THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Paragraphs (l) and (m) of subdivision 12 of section 1891 of the public authorities law, as added by chapter 487 of the laws of 2009, are amended and a new paragraph (n) is added to read as follows: (l) installation of carbon monoxide detectors and indoor environmental testing and mitigation deemed necessary as a result of the provision of other qualified energy efficiency services;
[and](m) fuel switching to convert an electrically-heated building to a more efficient heating source provided that significant energy cost-sav- ings can be demonstrated pursuant to standards established by the authority [.]; AND (N) INSTALLATION OF ENERGY TECHNOLOGIES ELIGIBLE FOR NET ENERGY METER- ING PURSUANT TO SECTION SIXTY-SIX-J OR SIXTY-SIX-L OF THE PUBLIC SERVICE LAW. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD13964-02-2