Chapter 440

2007 -- S 0231 SUBSTITUTE A AS AMENDED

Enacted 07/06/07

 

A N A C T

RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- RHODE ISLAND ENERGY RESOURCES ACT

          

     Introduced By: Senators Miller, Walaska, McCaffrey, Sosnowski, and Bates

     Date Introduced: February 07, 2007

 

It is enacted by the General Assembly as follows:

 

     SECTION 1. Section 42-140-7 of the General Laws in Chapter 42-140 entitled "Rhode

Island Energy Resources Act" is hereby amended to read as follows:

 

     42-140-7. Conduct of activities. (a) To the extent reasonable and practical, the

conduct of activities under the provisions of this chapter shall be open and inclusive; the

commissioner and the council shall seek in addressing the purposes of the office to involve the

research and analytic capacities of institutions of higher education within the state, industry,

advocacy groups, and regional entities, and shall seek input from stakeholders including, but not

limited to, residential and commercial energy users.

     (b) The commissioner shall, not later than February 1, 2008, adopt, in the manner as set

forth in section 42-140-9:

     (1) goals for renewable energy facility investment and/or procurement, which is

beneficial and prudent, from diverse sources;

     (2) a plan for a period of five (5) years, annually upgraded as appropriate, to meet the

aforementioned goals; and

     (3) investment and/or procurement standards and procedures for evaluating proposals for

renewable energy projects in order to determine the consistency of proposed projects with the

plan.

 

     SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon passage.

     

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