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SB 690 - Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard Amendments - Key Vote

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard Amendments

Legislation - Concurrence Vote Passed (Senate) (24-20) - (Key vote)

Title: Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard Amendments

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to concur with House amendments and pass a bill that includes waste-to-energy and refuse-derived fuel as Tier 1 renewable energy sources.

Highlights:
  • Expands the definition of a "Tier 1 renewable energy source" to include waste-to-energy and refuse-derived fuel, provided that the source is connected with the electricity distribution grid serving Maryland (Sec. 1).
  • Specifies that energy from a Tier 1 renewable source is eligible for inclusion in meeting the renewable energy portfolio standard regardless of when the generating system or facility was placed into service, and that energy from a Tier 1 source may be applied to the percentage requirements for both Tier 1 and Tier 2 renewable sources (Sec. 1).
  • This act is effective October 1, 2011 (Sec. 2).
Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (House) (74-60) - (Key vote)

Title: Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard Amendments

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that includes waste-to-energy and refuse-derived fuel as Tier 1 renewable energy sources.

Highlights:
  • Expands the definition of a "Tier 1 renewable energy source" to include waste-to-energy and refuse-derived fuel, provided that the source is connected with the electricity distribution grid serving Maryland (Sec. 1).
  • Specifies that energy from a Tier 1 renewable source is eligible for inclusion in meeting the renewable energy portfolio standard regardless of when the generating system or facility was placed into service, and that energy from a Tier 1 source may be applied to the percentage requirements for both Tier 1 and Tier 2 renewable sources (Sec. 1).
  • This act is effective October 1, 2011 (Sec. 2).
Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (47-0) -
Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard Amendments

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