Maine LD 595: An Act To Reduce Carbon Emissions from Residential Heating

LD 595 (subjects: ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION DEPT , POWERS )

Official bill page at mainelegislature.org: http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?ld=595&PID=1456&snum=127


Sponsors | Actions | Bill Text | Patterns of Support


Sponsors

Principal Sponsor: Sen. Michael Thibodeau of Waldo: (R – District 11) — e-mail | Twitter | Facebook

7 Cosponsors:

Actions

Chamber

Action
3/3/2015 Senate Committee on ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES
suggested and ordered printed
On motion by Senator Saviello of Franklin REFERRED to the Committee on ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES
Ordered sent down forthwith for concurrence.
3/3/2015 House Bill REFERRED to the Committee on ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES.
In concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
4/7/2015 Senate Pursuant to Joint Rule 310.3 Placed in Legislative Files (DEAD)

Bill Text

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An Act To Reduce Carbon Emissions from Residential Heating

Be it enacted by the People of the State of Maine as follows:

Sec. 1. 38 MRSA 580-B, sub- 7, as repealed and replaced by PL 2009, c. 652, Pt. A, 60, is amended to read:

7. Allocation of carbon dioxide emissions allowances. The department shall allocate 100% of the annual carbon dioxide emissions allowances for public benefit to produce funds for carbon reduction and energy conservation, as specified in Title 35-A, section 10109. Except as provided in subsections 7-A and 8, the department shall sell the carbon dioxide emissions allowances at public auction, in accordance with rules adopted under subsection 4. Revenue Except as provided in subsection 7-B, revenue resulting from the sale of allowances must be deposited in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative Trust Fund established under Title 35-A, section 10109.

Sec. 2. 38 MRSA 580-B, sub- 7-B is enacted to read:

7-B. High-efficiency wood stove incentive; set aside. The department shall set aside no less than $200,000 per year of the revenue resulting from the sale of carbon dioxide emissions allowances in subsection 7 for the purchase of high-efficiency wood stoves through financial incentives as determined by the department by rule. Rules adopted pursuant to this subsection are routine technical rules as described in Title 5, chapter 375, subchapter 2-A.

This subsection is repealed June 1, 2020.

summary

This bill requires the Department of Environmental Protection to set aside no less than $200,000 per year of the revenue resulting from the sale of carbon dioxide emissions allowances for the purchase of high-efficiency wood stoves through financial incentives as determined by the department by rule.

Patterns of Support

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