S.1595: Renewable Electricity Standard Act of 2013

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This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about energy
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Sponsor Tom Udall, D-N.M.
Total Cosponsors 5 (All Democrats)
Introduced Oct. 29, 2013
Latest Major Action Oct. 29, 2013
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Bill Summary

Renewable Electricity Standard Act of 2013 - Amends the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978 (PURPA) to require a retail electric supplier to submit to the Secretary of Energy (DOE) for 2014 and thereafter one or more of the following: (1) specified federal renewable energy credits, (2) certification of the renewable energy generated and electricity savings, and (3) specified alternative compliance payments. Prescribes, for 2014 through 2039, a schedule of graduated annual percentages of a retail electric supplier's base amount that shall be generated from renewable energy resources (increasing from 6% in 2014 to 25% in 2025).

Directs the Secretary to establish a program to: (1) verify and issue federal renewable energy credits to generators of renewable energy; (2) track the sale, exchange, and retirement of the credits; and (3) enforce the federal renewable energy credits program.

Directs the Secretary to issue a generator of electric energy one federal...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Oct. 29, 2013 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.