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BILL AS INTRODUCED 2007-2008

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H.719

Introduced by Representatives Botzow of Pownal and Malcolm of Pawlet

Referred to Committee on

Date:

Subject:  Conservation; Vermont clean energy development fund;

               solar-powered equipment

Statement of purpose:  This bill proposes to expand the list of projects that are eligible to receive monies from the clean energy development fund to include the costs of solar-powered equipment for use by a municipality.

AN ACT RELATING TO AUTHORIZING THE CLEAN ENERGY DEVELOPMENT FUND TO BE USED FOR SOLAR-POWERED EQUIPMENT FOR USE BY A MUNICIPALITY

It is hereby enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Vermont:

Sec. 1.  10 V.S.A. § 6523(d)(4) is amended to read:

(4)  Projects for funding may include the following:

(A)  projects that will sell power in commercial quantities;

(B)  among those projects that will sell power in commercial quantities, funding priority will be given to those projects that commit to sell power to Vermont utilities on favorable terms;

(C)  projects to benefit publicly owned or leased buildings;

(D)  renewable energy projects on farms, which may include any or all costs incurred to upgrade to a three-phase line to serve a system on a farm;

(E)  small scale renewable energy in Vermont residences and businesses;

(F)  projects under the agricultural economic development special account established under 6 V.S.A. § 4710(g) to harvest biomass, convert biomass to energy, or produce biofuel;

(G)  until December 31, 2008 only, super-efficient buildings; and

(H)  the costs of solar-powered equipment for use by a municipality; and

(I)  effective projects that are not likely to be established in the absence of funding under the program.



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The Vermont General Assembly
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Montpelier, Vermont


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