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HB 375 - Increasing Renewable Energy Standards - Key Vote

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Thomas Miller, Jr. voted Yea (Passage With Amendment) on this Legislation.

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NOTE: THIS IS A BILL PROPOSED BY THE GOVERNOR AND/OR AGENCIES OF THE EXECUTIVE BRANCH, AND THEREFORE THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE, PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE, MINORITY LEADER, OR COMMITTEE CHAIR ARE LISTED AS AN OFFICIAL SPONSOR, BUT IT IS NOT A PROPOSAL OFFERED BY THOSE OFFICIALS.

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Increasing Renewable Energy Standards

Legislation - Concurrence Vote Passed (House) (103-24) - (Key vote)

Title: Increasing Renewable Energy Standards

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to concur with Senate amendments and pass a bill that changes the renewable energy portfolio standard to increase the percentage of retail electricity sales required to be Tier 1 renewable sources by specified deadlines.

Highlights:
- Existing law defines a "Tier 1 Renewable Source" as one of the following (Public Utility Companies Code: § 1-101):
    - Solar; - Wind; - Qualifying biomass; - Methane from the anaerobic decomposition of organic materials in a landfill or wastewater treatment plant; - Geothermal; - Ocean, including energy from waves, tides, currents, and thermal differences; - Fuel Cells that produce electricity from qualifying biomass or methane sources listed above; - Small hydroelectric power plant of less than 30 megawatts in capacity; and - Poultry litter-to-energy.
- Increases the percentage of retail electricity sales required to be Tier 1 renewable sources as follows (Sec. 1):
    - From 3.04% to 5.0% in 2011; - From 4.06% to 6.5% in 2012; - From 4.1% to 8.2% in 2013; - From 5.15% to 10.3% in 2014; - From 5.25% to 10.5% in 2015; - From 6.35% to 12.7% in 2016; - From 6.55% to 13.1% in 2017; - From 7.9% to 15.8% in 2018; - From 8.7% to 17.4% in 2019; - From 9% to 18% in 2020; - From 9.35% to 18.7% in 2021; and - From 9.5% to 20% in 2022 and subsequent years.
- Increases the fee for electricity suppliers who fail to comply with the standards from 2 cents to 4 cents per kilowatt-hour of shortfall from required Tier 1 renewable sources other than solar energy (Sec. 2). - Authorizes the Public Service Commission to delay by one year the deadline to meet Tier 1 energy resource standards for an electricity supplier, or allow the renewable energy portfolio standard for that year to continue to apply to an electricity supplier for the following year, if the actual or projected dollar-for-dollar costs of purchasing Tier 1 credits (excluding solar credits) is greater than or equal to the applicable Tier 1 percentage or 10 percent of the suppliers' annual electricity sales revenue in the state of Maryland, whichever is greater (Sec. 2).
Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (Senate) (33-13) - (Key vote)

Title: Increasing Renewable Energy Standards

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that changes the renewable energy portfolio standard to increase the percentage of retail electricity sales required to be Tier 1 renewable sources by specified deadlines.

Highlights:
- Existing law defines a "Tier 1 Renewable Source" as one of the following (Public Utility Companies Code: § 1-101):
    - Solar; - Wind; - Qualifying biomass; - Methane from the anaerobic decomposition of organic materials in a landfill or wastewater treatment plant; - Geothermal; - Ocean, including energy from waves, tides, currents, and thermal differences; - Fuel Cells that produce electricity from qualifying biomass or methane sources listed above; - Small hydroelectric power plant of less than 30 megawatts in capacity; and - Poultry litter-to-energy.
- Increases the percentage of retail electricity sales required to be Tier 1 renewable sources as follows (Sec. 1):
    - From 3.04% to 5.0% in 2011; - From 4.06% to 6.5% in 2012; - From 4.1% to 8.2% in 2013; - From 5.15% to 10.3% in 2014; - From 5.25% to 10.5% in 2015; - From 6.35% to 12.7% in 2016; - From 6.55% to 13.1% in 2017; - From 7.9% to 15.8% in 2018; - From 8.7% to 17.4% in 2019; - From 9% to 18% in 2020; - From 9.35% to 18.7% in 2021; and - From 9.5% to 20% in 2022 and subsequent years.
- Increases the fee for electricity suppliers who fail to comply with the standards from 2 cents to 4 cents per kilowatt-hour of shortfall from required Tier 1 renewable sources other than solar energy (Sec. 2). - Authorizes the Public Service Commission to delay by one year the deadline to meet Tier 1 energy resource standards for an electricity supplier, or allow the renewable energy portfolio standard for that year to continue to apply to an electricity supplier for the following year, if the actual or projected dollar-for-dollar costs of purchasing Tier 1 credits (excluding solar credits) is greater than or equal to the applicable Tier 1 percentage or 10 percent of the suppliers' annual electricity sales revenue in the state of Maryland, whichever is greater (Sec. 2).
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (107-34) -
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Increasing Renewable Energy Standards

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