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Creates an unnecessary and onerous regulatory burden on the state’s broadband internet service providers.
Requires the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection commissioner to begin the decoupling process of DEEP and the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority by Oct. 1, 2021. Additionally, the DEEP commissioner is required to report back to the legislature on the progress/recommendations of decoupling by Jan. 1, 2022.
Requires the state to reduce the level of emissions of greenhouse gas by Jan. 1, 2040, to a level of zero percent from electricity supplied to electric customers in the state.
Mandates the time frame for the placement of lines, conduits, cables, wires, and other equipment on replaced public utility poles and expedites certain tree trimming or removal processes.
Creates solar energy storage goals, increases the virtual net metering cap, permits ownership of solar power generation facilities by electric distribution companies and directs DEEP and PURA to investigate solar energy development programs.