Bill Text: TX SB170 | 2021-2022 | 87th Legislature | Introduced


Bill Title: Relating to a study regarding the feasibility of implementing certain renewable energy standards.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2021-03-03 - Referred to Business & Commerce [SB170 Detail]

Download: Texas-2021-SB170-Introduced.html
  87R1878 JXC-D
 
  By: Blanco S.B. No. 170
 
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
  relating to a study regarding the feasibility of implementing
  certain renewable energy standards.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  DEFINITION. In this Act, "commission" means the
  Public Utility Commission of Texas.
         SECTION 2.  FEASIBILITY STUDY ON RENEWABLE ENERGY STANDARD.
  (a)  The commission shall conduct a study on the feasibility of
  expanding the renewable energy goal under Section 39.904, Utilities
  Code, to establish a goal that 50 percent of the generating capacity
  installed in this state comes from renewable sources by 2030 and 100
  percent of the generating capacity installed in this state comes
  from renewable sources by 2050.
         (b)  The study conducted under this section must:
               (1)  identify:
                     (A)  opportunities to achieve the goal; and
                     (B)  challenges to overcome in order to meet the
  goal;
               (2)  examine economic, environmental, and health
  benefits associated with achieving the goal; and
               (3)  develop strategies for achieving the goal.
         (c)  The commission may enter into memoranda of
  understanding with any necessary and appropriate agencies to
  complete this study.
         SECTION 3.  REPORT. Not later than December 31, 2022, the
  commission shall report the results of the study and any
  recommendations to the legislature.  The report must include any
  statutory changes necessary to implement the recommendations made
  in the report.
         SECTION 4.  EFFECTIVE DATE. This Act takes effect September
  1, 2021.
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