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HF 72

as introduced - 87th Legislature (2011 - 2012) Posted on 01/13/2011 10:06am

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.
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A bill for an act
relating to energy; removing ban on increased carbon dioxide emissions by
utilities; amending Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 216H.02, subdivision 4;
repealing Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 216H.03.


Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 216H.02, subdivision 4, is amended to

Subd. 4.

General elements of the plan.

The plan must:

(1) estimate 1990 and 2005 greenhouse gas emissions in the state and make
projections of emissions in 2015, 2025, and 2050;

(2) identify, evaluate, and integrate a broad range of statewide greenhouse gas
reduction options for all emission sectors in the state;

(3) assess the costs, benefits, and feasibility of implementing the options;

(4) recommend an integrated set of reduction options and strategies for implementing
the options that will achieve the goals in subdivision 1, including analysis of the associated
costs and benefits to Minnesotans;

(5) estimate the statewide greenhouse gas emissions reductions anticipated from
implementation of existing state policies;new text begin and
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(6) recommend a system to require the reporting of statewide greenhouse gas
emissions, identifying which facilities must report, and how emission estimates should
be madedeleted text begin ; anddeleted text end new text begin .
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deleted text begin (7) evaluate the option of exempting a project from the prohibitions contained in
section 216H.03, subdivision 3, if the project contributes a specified fee per ton of carbon
dioxide emissions emitted annually by the project, the proceeds of which would be used to
fund permanent, quantifiable, verifiable, and enforceable reductions in greenhouse gas
emissions that would not otherwise have occurred.
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Sec. 2. new text begin REPEALER.
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new text begin Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 216H.03, new text end new text begin is repealed.
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