Model Policies

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.

Category: Green Building, Miscellaneous, Non-building
State: Arkansas

Colorado SB 19 requires a new small or low impact hydroelectric energy facility to be valued for the purpose of property taxation in the same manner in which new wind energy facilities and new solar energy facilities are valued for that purpose.

Category: Non-building
State: Colorado

Colorado SB 39 authorizes cooperative electric associations to approve revenue-neutral, reasonable rates, charges, services, classifications, and facilities that establish a graduated rate for increased energy consumption by residential customers, giving due consideration to the impact of such rates on low-income customers. SB 39 also allows associations to use a community energy fund for energy efficiency, energy conservation, weatherization, and renewable energy purposes.

Category: Non-building
State: Colorado

Arizona HB 2064 relates to the biofuels conversion program. It specifies the procedure for awarding grants to wholesale manufacturing and distribution facility sites, increases the amount of such grants, and extends the termination date of the program. It also provides for the type of biofuel to be manufactured or distributed, an assessment of potential customers for whom the biofuel will be manufactured or distributed, and how the project furthers the use of biofuels. Finally, it provides for the costs of the project.

Category: Non-building
State: Arizona

Arizona HB 2330 prohibits the sale of biodiesel that contains sulfur in excess of a specified amount, modifies requirements for the labeling of biodiesel dispensers and dispensers of biodiesel blends, and requires notification with regard to diesel that contains a specified amount of biodiesel or less.

Category: Non-building
State: Arizona

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.

Category: Green Building, Miscellaneous, Non-building
State: New Hampshire