AGENDA ITEM #5H
January 28, 2014
Introduction
MEMORANDUM
TO:
FROM:
County Council
_",Amanda Mihill, Legislative Attorney
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"'Michael Faden, Senior Legislative Attorney
Introduction:
Bill 9-14, Environmental Sustainability
County Purchase
SUBJECT:
Renewable Energy ­
Bill 9-14, Environmental Sustainability - Renewable Energy - County Purchase,
sponsored by Councilmember Berliner, Council Vice President Leventhal, and Councilmembers
Floreen, Riemer, Andrews, and Navarro, is scheduled to be introduced on January 28, 2014. A
public hearing is tentatively scheduled for February 11,2014 at 7:30 p.m.
Bill 9-14 would require that 50% of the County's electric power usage be supplied with
renewable energy by Fiscal Year 2015 and 100% by 2020.
Councilmember Berliner explained the purpose of this Bill in his January 14
memorandum describing his proposed energy/environmental package. See ©20 of Bill 2-14,
Agenda Item
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This packet contains:
Bil19-14
Legislative Request Report
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Bill No.
9-14
Concerning: Environmental Sustainability
- Renewable Energy - County
Purchase
Revised: 1/9/2014
Draft No.
Introduced:
January 28,2014
Expires:
July 28,2015
Enacted: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __
Executive: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __
Effective: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __
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Ch. _ _• Laws of Mont. Co. _ __
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; and
generally amend County law on environmental sustainability.
By adding
Montgomery County Code
Chapter
18A,
Environmental Sustainability
Section
18A-llA
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The County Council for Montgomery County, Maryland approves the following Act:
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BILL No. 9-14
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Sec. 1. Section
18A-llA
is added as follows:
18A-llA.
Renewable Energy.
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Purchase gfrenewable energy.
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The
County Executive must assure that at least 50% of the
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County's total annual electric power usage will be supplied
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renewable energy, beginning in 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 in Fiscal Year 2020.
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Criteria for renewable energy purchases.
purchased under subsection
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must:
The renewable energy
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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;
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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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requirement of subsection
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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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LEGISLATIVE REQUEST REPORT
Bi1l9-14
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
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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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