New York City Council Header
Please note: this meeting's minutes have not been finalized yet. Actions taken on legislation and their results are not available.
Meeting Name: Committee on Environmental Protection Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 6/24/2019 1:00 PM Minutes status: Draft  
Meeting location: Committee Room - City Hall
Published agenda: Agenda Agenda Published minutes: Not available  
Meeting video:  
File #Ver.Prime SponsorAgenda #Agenda NoteNameTypeSummaryActionResultAction DetailsMultimedia
T2019-4470 *   Oversight - Renewable EnergyOversight    Not available Not available
Int 0049-2018 *Costa G. Constantinides  Installation of utility-scale battery storage systems on city buildings and conducting a feasibility study on installation of such systems throughout the city.IntroductionThis bill would require the department of citywide administrative services to conduct a feasibility study on the installation of utility-scale battery storage systems on city buildings (usually buildings that are more than 10,000 gross square feet and that are owned by the city or for which the city regularly directly pays all of the annual energy bills), and to coordinate the installation of such systems on city buildings where it is deemed feasible and cost-effective to do so. Additionally, this bill would require a feasibility study that also identifies the environmental and financial benefits relating to the installation of utility-scale battery storage systems on non-city buildings.   Not available Not available
Int 0051-2018 *Costa G. Constantinides  Creation of a pilot program for a district-scale geothermal system.IntroductionThis bill would require the Mayor’s Office of Long-Term Planning and Sustainability, in consultation with the Department of Environmental Protection, to establish and oversee a pilot program for a district-scale geothermal system. This project could be developed by a third-party developer selected through a request-for-proposals (RFP) process. The bill would establish criteria for choosing a site for the pilot district and would require a geothermal system to be constructed and maintained, and require that geothermal energy be provided to participating buildings through power purchase agreements with building owners. These agreements would give ownership of geothermal system infrastructure to building owners at the conclusion of the agreement term, which could not exceed seven years. The bill would also require detailed reporting on various aspects of the pilot program, including recommendations on whether the program should be expanded.   Not available Not available
Int 0140-2018 *Stephen T. Levin  Community choice aggregation programs.IntroductionThis bill would require the department of environmental protection to conduct a feasibility study on the implementation of a community choice aggregation program for energy purchasing by March 1, 2019. If the department determines that such a plan would be feasible and is recommended by the department, then the department will be required to submit an implementation plan to the mayor and speaker by March 1, 2020. The city was authorized to conduct such a program by the public service commission in 2016.   Not available Not available
Int 0269-2018 *Donovan J. Richards  Solar power pilot program.IntroductionThis bill requires that DCAS develop a residential renewable energy pilot which utilizes a solar thermal district heating system along with solar photovoltaic systems to supply all of the energy for heating, hot water production, cooling and electricity for the development. The homes in the project shall be affordable and remain affordable for the duration of the program.   Not available Not available
Int 0426-2018 *Costa G. Constantinides  Installation of solar water heating and thermal energy systems on city-owned buildings.IntroductionThis bill amends the Administrative Code of the City of New York Chapter 2 of title 4 of the administrative code of the city of New York by adding a new section 4-209 defining City-owned buildings and requiring a feasibility study of the costs of installing solar thermal energy systems on all buildings or structures owned by the city of New York, its agencies or departments, and where they are cost effective mandating the installation of city-owned solar hot water systems or thermal energy generation systems on those city-owned buildings where the feasibility study has found such systems to be cost-effective. The bill also requires the department shall mail to property owners, together with the first property tax bill sent each year, a flyer that educates property owners as to the benefits of using solar hot water systems, including the financial, tax, and environmental benefits of installing such a system on their property.   Not available Not available
Int 1076-2018 *Donovan J. Richards  Studying and identifying locations for district-scale geothermal systems and encouraging installation and operation of such systems.IntroductionThis unconsolidated proposed local law requires that the department undertake a study designed to ascertain areas most suitable to facilitate construction of geothermal mini grid or district heating and cooling applications within New York City. The study must consider areas where properties have similar geology and the individual well drilling might because prohibited; where groups of property owners with a history of working collaboratively such as block associations and civic groups and where the economies of scale can be achieved. Where areas most suitable for the installation of geothermal mini grid or district heating and cooling applications have been identified, the bill requires creation of a plan for facilitating an operating district scale geothermal systems.   Not available Not available
Int 1375-2019 *Donovan J. Richards  Creation of a database of subsurface conditions to support better engineering of geothermal heat pumps.IntroductionThis proposed local law would require that the database include a single place for geological logs of the city’s geothermal bores and locations of geothermal energy system installations. The database would also include locations of any and all water wells including unused privately owned wells. This database shall be updated annually.   Not available Not available
Res 0864-2019 *Ben Kallos  Declaring a climate emergency and calling for an immediate emergency mobilization to restore a safe climate.Resolution    Not available Not available