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HB 1001 - Increasing Renewable Energy Standards - Key Vote

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Brandon Shaffer voted Yea (Passage With Amendment) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Increasing Renewable Energy Standards

Legislation - Concurrence Vote Passed (House) (37-26) - (Key vote)

Title: Increasing Renewable Energy Standards

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to concur with Senate amendments and pass a bill that increases Colorado's renewable energy portfolio standards to 30 percent of electricity in Colorado coming from renewable resources by 2020.

Highlights:

-Defines "renewable energy resources' as solar, wind, geothermal, biomass, new hydroelectricity with a nameplate rating of 10 megawatts or less and hydroelectricity in existence on January 1, 2005 with a nameplate rating of 30 megawatts or less (Sec. 1).

-Establishes the following electric resource standards to be met by qualifying retail utilities as a percentage of electricity powered by recycled energy and renewable energy resources (Sec. 1):
          -3 percent for the year 2007;
          -5 percent for the years 2008-2010;
          -12 percent for the years 2011-2014, with distributed generation equaling at least 1 percent of retail electricity sales in 2011-2012, and 1.25 percent of retail electricity sales in 2013-2014;
          -20 percent for the years 2015-2019, with distributed generation equaling at least 1.75 percent of retail electricity sales in 2015-2016, and 2 percent of retail electricity sales in 2017-2019; and
          -30 percent for the years 2020 and after, with distributed generation equaling at least 3 percent of retail electricity sales.

-Establishes a rebate offer program, which will make available a rebate of a specified amount per watt (up to a maximum of 100 kilowatts per installation) to customers who install eligible solar electric generators (Sec. 2).

-Requires, for each qualifying utility, a maximum retail impact rate of 2 percent of the total electric bill annually for each customer (Sec. 3).

-Requires any distributed renewable electric generation facilities with a rating of 1 megawatt or more be registered with a "renewable energy generation information tracking system" (Sec. 3).

-Requires that all photovoltaic installations funded either wholly or partially by ratepayer-funded incentives be supervised by an on-site certified photovoltaic energy practitioner certified by the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) or another nationally recognized professional organization (Sec. 6).

-Appropriates $51,440 from the fixed utility fund to the Department of Regulatory Agencies, for allocation to the Public Utilities Commission (Sec. 8).

Note:

NOTE: THE LEGISLATURE PROVIDES ITS MEMBERS WITH THE OPPORTUNITY TO BOTH VOTE ON WHETHER TO CONCUR WITH THE OPPOSING CHAMBER'S AMENDMENTS AND, IF THE CONCURRENCE VOTE SUCCEEDS, VOTE TO REPASS THE BILL AFTER THE AMENDMENTS ARE INCORPORATED. THIS IS A VOTE ON REPASSAGE OF THE BILL AFTER THE MEMBERS CONCURRED WITH THE OPPOSING CHAMBER'S AMENDMENTS.

Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (Senate) (21-13) - (Key vote)

Title: Increases Renewable Energy Standards

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that increases Colorado's renewable energy portfolio standards to 30 percent of electricity in Colorado coming from renewable resources by 2020.

Highlights:

-Defines "renewable energy resources' as solar, wind, geothermal, biomass, new hydroelectricity with a nameplate rating of 10 megawatts or less and hydroelectricity in existence on January 1, 2005 with a nameplate rating of 30 megawatts or less (Sec. 1).

-Establishes the following electric resource standards to be met by qualifying retail utilities as a percentage of electricity powered by recycled energy and renewable energy resources (Sec. 1):
          -3 percent for the year 2007;
          -5 percent for the years 2008-2010;
          -12 percent for the years 2011-2014, with distributed generation equaling at least 1 percent of retail electricity sales in 2011-2012, and 1.25 percent of retail electricity sales in 2013-2014;
          -20 percent for the years 2015-2019, with distributed generation equaling at least 1.75 percent of retail electricity sales in 2015-2016, and 2 percent of retail electricity sales in 2017-2019; and
          -30 percent for the years 2020 and after, with distributed generation equaling at least 3 percent of retail electricity sales.

-Establishes a rebate offer program, which will make available a rebate of a specified amount per watt (up to a maximum of 100 kilowatts per installation) to customers who install eligible solar electric generators (Sec. 2).

-Requires, for each qualifying utility, a maximum retail impact rate of 2 percent of the total electric bill annually for each customer (Sec. 3).

-Requires any distributed renewable electric generation facilities with a rating of 1 megawatt or more be registered with a "renewable energy generation information tracking system" (Sec. 3).

-Requires that all photovoltaic installations funded either wholly or partially by ratepayer-funded incentives be supervised by an on-site certified photovoltaic energy practitioner certified by the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) or another nationally recognized professional organization (Sec. 6).

-Appropriates $51,440 from the fixed utility fund to the Department of Regulatory Agencies, for allocation to the Public Utilities Commission (Sec. 8).

Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (37-27) -
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Increases Renewable Energy Standards

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