Ray Lesniak on Energy & Oil
Require disclosure of renewables on electric bills
Excerpts from legislation: S 1707: Requires Increased Use of Renewable Energy
This bill requires the percentage of renewable electricity sold in the State to increase once every five energy years between 2015 and
2050: from 11% in 2015 to 80% in 2050 percent of the electricity sold.
- Requires electric power suppliers to disclose on a customer's bill a uniform set of information about the environmental characteristics of the energy
purchased by the customer, including:
- Its fuel mix, including categories for oil, gas, nuclear, coal, solar, hydroelectric, wind and biomass
- Its emissions, in pounds per megawatt hour, of sulfur dioxide, carbon dioxide, oxides of nitrogen, and any
- Any discrete emission reduction retired and regulations adopted
Legislative outcome:Lesniak voted YEA; Bill passed Senate 23-15-2; bill died in House.
Source: New Jersey legislative voting records: S 1707
, Mar 14, 2016
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