T&E Item #6
February 26,2014
Worksession
..
MEMORANDUM
TO:
FROM:
Transportation, Infrastructure, Energy and Environment Committee
Amanda Mihill, Legislative
Attorney~
Michael Faden, Senior Legislative Attorney
Worksession:
Bill 9-14, Environmental Sustainability - Renewable Energy ­
County Purchase
SUBJECT:
Bill 9-14, Environmental Sustainability - Renewable Energy - County Purchase,
sponsored by Councilmember Berliner, Council Vice President Leventhal, and Councilmembers
Floreen, Riemer, Andrews, and Navarro, was introduced on January 28, 2014. A public hearing
was held by the Committee on February 11. At the hearing, a representative of the Executive
expressed the Executive's general support for the package of environmental initiatives
(©S).
Council staff will transmit any specific comments on these bills from the Executive when they
are received.
Bill 9-14 would require that
SO%
of the County's electric power usage be supplied with
renewable energy by Fiscal Year
201S
and 100% by 2020.
Councilmember Berliner explained the purpose of this Bill in his January 14
memorandum describing his proposed energy/environmental package. See ©S of Bill 4-14, T&E
Item 1.
The Fiscal and Economic Impact statement for this Bill will be transmitted after March
17 (see ©4).
Issue for Committee Discussion
When should Bill
9-14
take
effect?
As drafted, Bill 9-14 would require that
SO%
of the
County's electric power usage be supplied with renewable energy by FY 20IS, which begins in
less than
S
months. Committee members may wish to discuss with Executive staff whether this
date is feasible or if the bill should be amended to require
SO%
renewable energy to be supplied
beginning in FY 2016.
This packet contains:
Bill 9-14
Circle
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1
3
4
Legislative Request Report
OMB and Finance Memo
County Executive testimony
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Bill No.
9-14
Concerning: Environmental Sustainabilitv
- Renewable Energy - County
Purchase
Draft No. 1
Revised:
1/9/2014
Introduced:
January 28, 2014
Expires:
July 28, 2015
Enacted: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __
Executive: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __
Effective: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __
Sunset Date: _N:...:.o=n.:.;::e'--_ _ _ _ __
Ch. _ _, Laws of Mont. Co. _ __
COUNTY COUNCIL
FOR MONTGOMERY COUNTY, MARYLAND
By: Council member Berliner, Council Vice President Leventhal, and Councilmembers Floreen,
Riemer, Andrews, and Navarro
AN
ACT to:
(1)
(2)
(3)
require that at least 50% of the County's electric power usage be supplied with
renewable energy by Fiscal Year 2015;
require that 100% of the County's electric power usage be supplied with renewable
energy by Fiscal Year 2020; and
generally amend County law on environmental sustainability.
By adding
Montgomery County Code
Chapter 18A, Environmental Sustainability
Section 18A-I1A
Boldface
Underlining
[Single boldface brackets]
Double underlining
[[Double boldface bracketsll
* * *
Heading or defined term.
Added to existing law by original bill.
Deletedfrom existing law by original bill.
Added by amendment.
Deletedfrom existing law or the bill by amendment.
Existing law unaffected by bill.
The County Council for Montgomery County, Maryland approves the following Act:
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BILL
No.
9-14
1
2
Sec.
1.
Section 18A-IIA is added as follows:
18A-IIA.
Renewable Energy.
Purchase gfrenewable energy.
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4
5
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The County Executive must assure that at least 50% of the
County's total annual electric power usage will be supplied
Qy
renewable energy, beginning in Fiscal Year 2015.
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7
8
9
10
11
12
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The County Executive must assure that 100% of the County's
total annual electric power usage will be supplied
Qy
renewable
energy, beginning in Fiscal Year 2020.
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Criteria fOr renewable energy purchases.
purchased under subsection
W
must:
The renewable energy
ill
be generated from an energy source defined as
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Tier
1
renewable
source in Section 7-701 of the Public Utilities Article of the
Maryland Code or any successor provision;
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16
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18
ill
qualify as green power as defined
Qy
the United States
Environmental Protection Agency;
ill
not be included in
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supplier's renewable portfolio standard
requirement for any year or supplant clean energy purchased to
comply with either federal law or the law of states other than
Maryland; and
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20
21
22
ill
!£)
be registered and tracked in
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regional tracking system.
The County may satisfy the
On-site clean energy generation.
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24
25
requirement of subsection
(ill
through on-site clean energy generation.
The County must retain ownership of each on-site project's renewable
energy certificates and must meet all other requirements of this Section.
The County may exchange the renewable energy certificates for
certificates from an alternate source that complies with this Section.
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LEGISLATIVE REQUEST REPORT
Bill 9-14
Environmental Sustainability
-
Renewable Energy
DESCRIPTION:
PROBLEM:
GOALS AND
OBJECTIVES:
COORDINATION:
FISCAL IMPACT:
ECONOMIC
IMPACT:
EVALUATION:
EXPERIENCE
ELSEWHERE:
SOURCE OF
INFORMATION:
APPLICATION
WITHIN
MUNICIPALITIES:
PENALTIES:
County Purchase
Would require 50% of the County's electric power usage be supplied
with renewable energy by Fiscal Year 2015 and 100% by 2020.
The County has low standards for the use of renewable electric
supplies.
To eventually make the County's power supply entirely from
renewable sources.
Department of General Services, Office of Management and Budget,
Department of Environmental Protection
To be requested.
To be requested.
To be requested.
To be researched.
Amanda Mihill, 240-777-7815
To be researched.
Not applicable.
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ROCKVillE, .MARYLAND
MEMORANDUM
February 5,
2014
'ro:
FROM:
SUBJECTS:
Craig Rice,
{f'sident,
County Council
Jennifer A.
2.J:fice of
Management and Budget
epartment of Finance
Sill 14.. Enviromnel1tal Sustainability - Buildings- Benchmarking
Hi!! 3-14, Buildings ..... Energy Efficicncy·- Energy Standards
Bill 4-14, Street and Roads ..- County Street Lights
Bill 5-14, Environmental Suslainability·.. Social Cost of Carbon Assessments
Bill 6-14, Environmental SustainabiUty - Office of Sllstainability - Established
Bill 7-14, Contracts and Procurement - Certified
Cirecl!
Business
Progranl
Bill 8-14, Build.ings ­ .. County Buildings ..... Clean Energy Renewable Tecbnology
Bill 9-
j
4, Environmental Sustainability -. Rcne.vahle Energy - County Purchase
Bill!
0-14, Buildings .
~
SoJar Pennits .... Expedited Review
Bill! 1-14.
Buildings ...
Elc..::tric Vehicle Charging Station Permits
~
Expedited
Review
As required
by
Section 2-8!A of the County Code, we arc
informing
you that transmittal of
the
fis\.~al
and econornic impact state.ments for the above referenced
k~gislatjon
will
be delayed
because more time is needed to coordinate with the affected departments, collect information, and
complete our analysis ofthe
nscaJ
and economic impacts. While we are not able to conduct the
required detailed
analyses
at
this time,
it
is clear that a number of these bills could have significant
liscai impacts.
Due to this year's heavy workload on Executive branch stafT in developing
both a full capital
budget and an operating budget.,
Ihe fiscal
and economic statements
,vill bt·
transmitted after March
17,2014.
JAH:fz
cc: Bonnie Kirk1and, Assistant Chief Administrative Officer
Lisa
Austin, Offices of the County Executive
Joy
Nurmi, SpeciaJ Assistant to the County Executive
Patrick Lacefield, Director, Public lnformat!o!l Office
Marc P. Hartsen,
Office of the County Attorney
Robcrtliagedoorn,
. Department of Finance
J)avid Platt. Department
of Finance
Alex Espinosa, Office of Management and Budget
Mary Beck, Office oL\tlanagemcnt and Budget
Naeem
lVlia,
Oftice
of Management und Budget
Felicia Zhang, OfTice of Managemcnt and Budget
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TESTIMONY ON BEHALF OF COUNTY EXECUTIVE ISIAH LEGGETT
ON ENVIRONlVIENTAL AND SUSTAINABILITY PACKAGE
Bills 2-14,3-14,4-14,5-14,6-14,7-14,8-14,9-14,10-14, 11-14, 12-14
February 11, 2014
Good evening Council President Rice and members of the County CounciL My name is Bonnie
Kirkland and I am pleased to be here on behalf of County Executive Isiah Leggett to testify on
the package of environmental and sustainability measures introduced on February 4, 2014 by
Councilmember Berliner and others.
Mr.
Leggett supports Councilmember Berliner's initiative
and the Council's efforts to address the need for more sustainable development in Montgomery
County. Following up on recommendations from the Sustainability Workgroup, this package of
renewable energy, energy efficiency and sustainability measures will take the County to the next
level of environmental excellence.
Sustainable development has been defined as meeting the needs of the present without
compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.
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The path forward
requires understanding and planning: understanding how existing buildings perform and how
planned buildings are expected to perform; and designing buildings and other infrastructure that
reduce materials consumption, reuse materials, reduce energy consumption and maximize the
use of renewable resources.
County Executive Leggett recognizes that the path forward will involve substantial change and
commitment on the part of both the public sector and the private sector. He is committed to
working with the Council on this package during the coming weeks to develop the most
progressive and reasonable legislation achievable that will balance both the compelling need to
achieve sustainable developmerit and the budgetary realities faced by the County and our local
businesses to fully implement the approved changes the legislative package requires.
Stewardship for future generations has been a cornerstone of
Mr.
Leggett's Smart Growth
Initiative in terms of planning for future growth at appropriate transit oriented locations. The
County Executive applauds Councilmember Berliner's and the sponsoring council members'
vision and recognition of the need for stewardship of our precious resources for future
generations.
1
International Institute for Sustainable Development quoting from the World Commission on Environment and
(WCED).
Developm~nt
Our common future.
Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1987 p. 43.