Bill No.
9-14
Concerning: Environmental Sustainabilitv
- Renewable Energy - County
Purchase
Draft No. 2
Revised:
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Introduced:
January
28. 2014
Enacted:
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Executive:
May
1,2014
Effective:
July
31,2014
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2014
Ch.
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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]] 2016; and
generally amend County law on environmental sustainability.
By adding
Montgomery County Code
Chapter 18A, Environmental Sustainability
Section 18A-I1A
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The County Council for Montgomery County, Maryland approves thefollowing Act:
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Sec. 1. Section 18A-IIA is added as follows:
18A-IIA.
Renewable Energy.
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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 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]] 2016.
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Criteria for renewable energy purchases.
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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.
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On-site clean energy generation.
The County may satisfy the
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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Approved:
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