Bill No.
9-14
Concerning: Environmental Sustainabilitv
- Renewable Energy - County
Purchase
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Introduced:
January 28,2014
Enacted:
April 22, 2014
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COUNTY COUNCIL
FOR MONTGOMERY COUNTY, MARYLAND
By: Councilmember Berliner, Council Vice President Leventhal, and Councilmembers Floreen,
Riemer, Andrews, and Navarro
AN ACT
to:
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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)) 2016; and
generally amend County law on environmental sustainability.
By adding
Montgomery County Code
Chapter 18A, Environmental Sustainability
Section 18A-IIA
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The County Councilfor Montgomery County, Maryland approves thefollowing Act:
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BILL
No.
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Sec. 1.
Section 18A-IIA is added as follows:
18A-IIA.
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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
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renewable energy, beginning
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Fiscal Year 2015.
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The County Executive must assure that 100% of the County's
total annual electric power usage will be supplied
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renewable
energy, beginning
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Fiscal Year [[2020]] 2016.
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Criteria fOr renewable energy purchases.
purchased under subsection
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must:
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be generated from an energy source defined as
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renewable
source in Section 7-701 of the Public Utilities Article of the
Maryland Code or any successor provision;
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qualify as green power as defined
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the United States
Environmental Protection Agency;
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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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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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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BILL NO. 9-14
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Approved:
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Isiah Leggett, County Executive
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This is a correct copy ofCouncil action.
Linda M. Lauer, Clerk ofthe Council
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