On April 24, 2012, Rep. Jon Becker and Sen. Lois Tochtrop introduced HB 12-1351 – Concerning Inclusion Under the Renewable Energy Standard’s Definition of Recycled Energy Such Energy that Combusts Gas Generated from Synthetic Gas Derived from Waste Materials Through Pyrolysis as the Fuel Source for Generation. This summary is published here courtesy of the Colorado Bar Association’s e-Legislative Report.
Currently, recycled energy is a type of eligible energy resource that may be used to meet renewable energy standards. The bill adds to the definition of “recycled energy” the energy that is produced by a generation unit with a nameplate capacity of not more than 15 megawatts that combusts gas generated from synthetic gas derived from waste materials through pyrolysis as the fuel source for generation. On April 27, the Appropriations Committee approved the bill and moved it to the floor of the House for consideration on 2nd Reading.
Since this summary, the bill passed a House Second Reading Special Order and Third Reading in the House.
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