HR 1598

112th CONGRESS
1st Session

H. R. 1598

To amend the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978 to promote energy independence and self-sufficiency by providing for the use of net metering by certain small electric energy generation systems, and for other purposes.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

April 15, 2011

Mr. CARDOZA (for himself and Mr. LUJAN) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Oversight and Government Reform, Financial Services, and Transportation and Infrastructure, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned


A BILL

To amend the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978 to promote energy independence and self-sufficiency by providing for the use of net metering by certain small electric energy generation systems, and for other purposes.

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

SEC. 2. NET METERING AND INTERCONNECTION STANDARDS.

SEC. 3. RELATIONSHIP TO STATE LAW.

SEC. 4. CONTRACTS FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY FOR EXECUTIVE AGENCIES.

SEC. 5. SOLAR ENERGY SYSTEMS BUILDING PERMIT REQUIREMENTS FOR RECEIPT OF COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT FUNDS.

SEC. 6. PROHIBITION OF RESTRICTIONS ON RESIDENTIAL INSTALLATION OF SOLAR ENERGY SYSTEM.

SEC. 7. CENTER FOR ADVANCED SOLAR RESEARCH.

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