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Text of the Cleanfields Act

This bill was introduced on May 7, 2010, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of May 7, 2010 (Introduced).

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111th CONGRESS

2d Session

S. 3329

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

May 7, 2010

(for himself, Mrs. Gillibrand, and Mr. Brown of Ohio) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources

A BILL

To provide triple credits for renewable energy on brownfields, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Cleanfields Act.

2.

Triple credits for renewable energy on brownfields

Section 610 of the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978 (as added by section 132 of the American Clean Energy and Leadership Act of 2009) is amended—

(1)

in subsection (a)—

(A)

by redesignating paragraphs (4) through (12) as paragraphs (5) through (13), respectively; and

(B)

by inserting after paragraph (3) the following:

(4)

Brownfield site generation facility

The term brownfield site generation facility means a facility that—

(A)

generates renewable electricity from wind energy, solar energy, or geothermal energy; and

(B)

occupies a brownfield site (as defined in section 101 of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 (42 U.S.C. 9601)).

;

(2)

in subsection (c)—

(A)

in paragraph (2)—

(i)

in subparagraph (H), by striking and after the semicolon at the end;

(ii)

in subparagraph (I)(iv), by striking the period at the end and inserting ; and; and

(iii)

by adding at the end the following:

(J)

allow triple credits for generation of energy from brownfield site generation facilities.

; and

(B)

by adding at the end the following:

(6)

Brownfields cap

Subject to a revision under subsection (l)(2)(D), not more than 1 percent of total renewable electricity generation described in this section may be eligible for consideration for the triple credit multiplier for brownfields in paragraph (2)(J).

; and

(3)

in subsection (l)(2)—

(A)

in subparagraph (B), by striking ; and and inserting a semicolon;

(B)

in subparagraph (C), by striking the period at the end and inserting ; and; and

(C)

by adding at the end the following:

(D)

the amount of renewable energy generation permitted on brownfields sites described in subsection (c)(6) should be revised.

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