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Bill H.2895 189th (Current) An Act to promote long-term renewable contracts for municipal aggregators and municipalities

Source/Sponsor: 
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Creator/Author: 
Timothy R. Madden
Description: 

Beginning on or before June 30, 2016 all local governments, towns, counties and municipal aggregators within the Commonwealth shall be allowed to enter into long-term, power purchase contracts, up to 20 years, with renewable energy projects of the community’s choice, on behalf of all residents of the community “Community Empowerment”. Business and municipalities are not required to participate but could be given the option to opt-in or opt-out.

https://malegislature.gov/Bills/BillHtml/145875?generalCourtId=12

Publication Date: 
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Resource Type: 
Document

S.P. 546: Resolve, Reauthorizing the Balance of the 2009 Bond Issue for an Offshore Wind Energy Demonstration Project

Source/Sponsor: 
Presented by Senator HAMPER of Oxford
Creator/Author: 
Cosponsored by Representative ROTUNDO of Lewiston and Senators: CUSHING of Penobscot, KATZ of Kennebec, Representatives: GRANT of Gardiner, MARTIN of Eagle Lake
Description: 

This resolve extends the authority to issue bonds for the University of Maine's  offshore wind energy demonstration site previously authorized in June 2010. These funds are required to complete construction of the offshore wind energy demonstration site already under construction at the university.

 

http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/getPDF.asp?paper=SP0546&item=1&snum=127

Publication Date: 
Monday, June 15, 2015
Resource Type: 
Document
State: 

S.P. 110: An Act To Promote Tidal Energy Projects

Source/Sponsor: 
Presented by Senator BURNS of Washington
Creator/Author: 
Cosponsored by Representative MAKER of Calais and Senators: COLLINS of York, DAVIS of Piscataquis, HAMPER of Oxford, LANGLEY of Hancock, SAVIELLO of Franklin, Representatives: DeCHANT of Bath, HOBBINS of Saco, TUELL of East Machias
Description: 

Renewable Energy credits for offshore wind projects. This bill expands the definition of "tidal energy demonstration project" under the  aws governing general permits for tidal energy demonstration projects to cover so-called tidal range projects, which extract energy from the differential head across a marine  enclosure. The bill further directs the Public Utilities Commission to conduct an additional competitive solicitation of proposals for tidal energy demonstration projects  and increases the allowed capacity derived from tidal energy demonstration projects to 30  megawatts and total allowed capacity contracted for by the commission to 45 megawatts. The bill also allows utilities to enter into long term contracts for deepwater offshore wind.

 

http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/getPDF.asp?paper=SP0110&item=1&snum=127

Publication Date: 
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Resource Type: 
Document
State: 

H.P. 904: An Act To Maximize the Benefits of Renewable Energy in Maine

Source/Sponsor: 
Presented by Representative O'CONNOR of Berwick
Creator/Author: 
Cosponsored by Senator WOODSOME of York and Representatives: DUNPHY of Embden, FOLEY of Wells, GROHMAN of Biddeford, HIGGINS of Dover-Foxcroft, TIMBERLAKE of Turner, WADSWORTH of Hiram, Senator: McCORMICK of Kennebec
Description: 

Encourages energy development with the inclusion of offshore wind. The Legislature finds that it is in the public interest to improve the process for the siting and permitting of grid-scale wind energy development by ensuring against undue environmental economic impacts from wind energy developments both individually and cumulatively.

 

http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/getPDF.asp?paper=HP0904&item=1&snum=127

Publication Date: 
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Resource Type: 
Document
State: 
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