Arkansas SB 876 amends the Clean Energy Development Act to include natural gas public utilities. It requires natural gas public utilities to consider clean energy and the use of renewable energy as part of any resource plan or natural gas procurement plan. It also allows biofuel to satisfy an electric or natural gas utility's energy efficiency or conservation goals.
This law provides model policy ordinances for construction and demolition (C&D) construction, green building, etc.
Public Resources Code Section 25402.1(h)2 and Section 10-106 of the Building Energy Efficiency Standards establish a process which allows local adoption of energy standards that are more energy efficient than the statewide Standards. This process allows local governments to adopt and enforce energy standards before the statewide Standards effective date, require additional energy conservation measures, and/or set stricter energy budgets. Local governments are required to apply to the Energy Commission for approval, documenting the supporting analysis for how the local government has determined that their proposed Standards will save more energy than the current statewide Standards and the basis of the local government's determination that the local standards are cost-effective. Once the Energy Commission staff has verified that the local standards will require buildings to use no more energy than the current statewide Standards and that the documentation requirements...
In an effort to lead by example, the Federal Government must increase energy efficiency, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, conserve water, reduce waste and pollution, practice green procurement, and construct high performance buildings. Detailed efforts on achieving the goals to lead by example are outlined in this ordinance.
In addition to green building requirements for all new city construction to attain a LEED certification, Derry also requires the purchase of hybrid vehicles and alternative fuel for the town fleet.