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Meeting Name: Committee on Environmental Protection Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 6/24/2019 1:00 PM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: Committee Room - City Hall
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T2019-4470 *   Oversight - Renewable EnergyOversight Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
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Int 0049-2018 *Costa G. Constantinides  Installing utility-scale energy storage systems on city buildings and conducting a feasibility study on the installation of such systems throughout the city.IntroductionThis introduction will require the department of citywide administrative services, no later than April 30, 2021, to conduct a study regarding the feasibility of installation and use of each available type of utility scale energy storage systems in each city building and submit to the Mayor and the Speaker a copy of each study. Thereafter the department or any other authorized agency shall install utility style energy storage systems on all city buildings where the installation is cost effective as determined by the study.Then, no later than December 15, 2021, the department shall report to the Mayor and the Speaker on the type of utility scale energy storage systems studied, the buildings where installation may be appropriate, the number of buildings where installation has been commenced and the number of buildings where installation has been completedHearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0049-2018 *Costa G. Constantinides  Installing utility-scale energy storage systems on city buildings and conducting a feasibility study on the installation of such systems throughout the city.IntroductionThis introduction will require the department of citywide administrative services, no later than April 30, 2021, to conduct a study regarding the feasibility of installation and use of each available type of utility scale energy storage systems in each city building and submit to the Mayor and the Speaker a copy of each study. Thereafter the department or any other authorized agency shall install utility style energy storage systems on all city buildings where the installation is cost effective as determined by the study.Then, no later than December 15, 2021, the department shall report to the Mayor and the Speaker on the type of utility scale energy storage systems studied, the buildings where installation may be appropriate, the number of buildings where installation has been commenced and the number of buildings where installation has been completedLaid Over by Committee  Action details 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.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details 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.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0140-2018 *Stephen T. Levin  Community choice aggregation programs.IntroductionThis legislation would require the Mayor’s Office of Long Term Planning and Sustainability to conduct a feasibility study on implementing one or more community choice aggregation programs. If recommended the Office shall, on or before December 31, 2021, develop and make publicly available online a plan for the implementation of such programs.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0140-2018 *Stephen T. Levin  Community choice aggregation programs.IntroductionThis legislation would require the Mayor’s Office of Long Term Planning and Sustainability to conduct a feasibility study on implementing one or more community choice aggregation programs. If recommended the Office shall, on or before December 31, 2021, develop and make publicly available online a plan for the implementation of such programs.Laid Over by Committee  Action details 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.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details 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.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0426-2018 *Costa G. Constantinides  Installation of solar water heating and thermal energy systems on city-owned buildings.IntroductionThis introduction will require the Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS) to study the feasibility of the installation of solar water heating and thermal energy systems on city-owned buildings. The study would include consideration of state or federal incentives available to defray the costs of installation. This bill would also require the installation of solar water heating and thermal energy systems where the traditional hot water and space heating equipment has reached the end of its useful life. Finally, this bill would require a report to the Mayor and Speaker to be submitted no later than December 21, 2021 that details the number of solar water heating and thermal energy systems installed.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0426-2018 *Costa G. Constantinides  Installation of solar water heating and thermal energy systems on city-owned buildings.IntroductionThis introduction will require the Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS) to study the feasibility of the installation of solar water heating and thermal energy systems on city-owned buildings. The study would include consideration of state or federal incentives available to defray the costs of installation. This bill would also require the installation of solar water heating and thermal energy systems where the traditional hot water and space heating equipment has reached the end of its useful life. Finally, this bill would require a report to the Mayor and Speaker to be submitted no later than December 21, 2021 that details the number of solar water heating and thermal energy systems installed.Laid Over by Committee  Action details 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.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details 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.Laid Over by Committee  Action details 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.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details 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.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
Res 0864-2019 *Ben Kallos  Declaring a climate emergency and calling for an immediate emergency mobilization to restore a safe climate.Resolution Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Res 0864-2019 *Ben Kallos  Declaring a climate emergency and calling for an immediate emergency mobilization to restore a safe climate.Resolution Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available