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Bill Status H.781 (Act 159)

H.781 (Act 159)

An act relating to renewable energy

Sponsors:

Last Recorded Action: 6/9/2010 - Signed by Governor on <strong>6/4/2010</strong>

Committee Activity - Meeting Full List

2009 - 2010 Legislative Session

Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Committee(s):
House Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
15 min. after Floor

H.781 - An act relating to renewable energy

solar tax credit discussion

Rep. Tony Klein, Chair, House Committee on Natural Resources and Energy

Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Committee(s):
House Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
11:00 AM

H.781 - An act relating to renewable energy

Standard Offer

John Spencer, Executive Director, Vermont Electric Power Producers, Inc
15 min. after Caucus

H.781 - An act relating to renewable energy

Kerrick Johnson, Vice President of External Affairs, Vermont Electric Power Company, Inc.
3:00 PM

H.781 - An act relating to renewable energy

Clean Energy Development Fund update

Robert Dostis, Co-Chair, Clean Energy Development Fund

Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Committee(s):
House Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
11:00 AM

H.781 - An act relating to renewable energy

Biomass

Steven Eisenberg, Managing Director, Reunion Power, LLC
Luke Shullenberger, Green Mountain Biomass
Rep. Jeff Wilson, House Committee on Commerce and Economic Development
15 minutes after Floor

H.781 - An act relating to renewable energy

Smart Grid

David O'Brien, Commissioner, Department of Public Service

Thursday, February 11, 2010
Committee(s):
House Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
10:00 AM

H.781 - An act relating to renewable energy

Cow Power

10:30 AM

H.781 - An act relating to renewable energy

Standard Offer/Solar

Ernest Pomerleau, President and CEO, Pomerleau Real Estate
3:15 PM

H.781 - An act relating to renewable energy

Lawrence Mott, Chair, Renewable Energy Vermont

Friday, February 12, 2010
Committee(s):
House Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
1:30 PM

H.781 - An act relating to renewable energy

Standard Offer

William Basa, Director, Northern Power Systems

Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Committee(s):
House Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
15 min. after the Caucus

H.781 - An act relating to renewable energy

Committee discussion of 'cow power' after L. Seddon testimony

Leigh Seddon, Founder, Alteris Renewables
Mike Raker, Agricultural Energy Consultants, LLC

Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Committee(s):
House Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
9:00 AM

H.781 - An act relating to renewable energy

Jim Harrison, H.W. Ventures
Martha Staskus, Vice President, Vermont Environmental Research Associates
10:00 AM

H.781 - An act relating to renewable energy

Eileen Simollardes, VP Supply and Regulatory Affairs, Vermont Gas Systems
Jim Condos, Manager, Government and Community Relations, Vermont Gas Systems
10:30 AM

H.781 - An act relating to renewable energy

Padraic Monks, Stormwater Program Manager, Water Quality Division, Agency of Natural Resources
3:45 PM

H.781 - An act relating to renewable energy

Aaron Adler, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Thursday, February 18, 2010
Committee(s):
House Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
8:45 AM

H.781 - An act relating to renewable energy

Blair Hamilton, Policy Director, Vermont Energy Investment Corporation
George Twigg, Deputy Policy Director, Vermont Energy Investment Corporation
9:00 AM

H.781 - An act relating to renewable energy

David Hallquist, CEO, Vermont Electric Coop
Randy Pratt, Manager of Government Relations, Vermont Electric Coop
9:30 AM

H.781 - An act relating to renewable energy

testimony via phone

Brig. Gen. George Pigeon, Colonel, Office of the Adjutant General
Joel Clark, Colonel, Vermont National Guard
Adam Rice, Lt. Colonel, Vermont National Guard

Friday, February 19, 2010
Committee(s):
House Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
8:30 AM

H.781 - An act relating to renewable energy

Andrew Perchlik, Director, Clean Energy Development Fund-Dept. Public Service
Aaron Adler, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
15 min after Floor

H.781 - An act relating to renewable energy

Andrew Raubvogel, Attorney, Shems Dunkiel Raubvogel & Saunders
1:00 PM

H.781 - An act relating to renewable energy

Jeffery Nelson, VHB Pioneer
Josh Bagnato, First Wind
Ken Nolan, Burlington Electric Department
Lawrence Mott, Chair, Renewable Energy Vermont
Brian Keefe, Vice President, Central Vermont Public Service
Greg White, Director of Engineering and System Operations, Central Vermont Public Service

Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Committee(s):
House Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
15 min. after Floor

H.781 - An act relating to renewable energy

Jon Groveman, General Counsel, Vermont Natural Resources Council
Matt Levin, Outreach and Development Director, Vermonters for a Clean Environment
15 min. after Caucus

H.781 - An act relating to renewable energy

Janette Bombardier, Burlington Site Operations Manager, International Business Machines
John O'Kane, Manager, Community and Government Relations, International Business Machines
Charles Storrow, Lobbyist, Green Mountain Power
Jim Volz, Chair, Public Service Board

Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Committee(s):
House Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
9:00 AM

H.781 - An act relating to renewable energy

David Mullett, Counsel, Vermont Public Power Supply Authority
11:00 AM

H.781 - An act relating to renewable energy

Karen Horn, Director, Vermont League of Cities and Towns
15 min. after Floor

H.781 - An act relating to renewable energy


Thursday, February 25, 2010
Committee(s):
House Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
9:15 AM

H.781 - An act relating to renewable energy

Energy Efficiency

Paul Fonteyn, President, Green Mountain College
9:30 AM

H.781 - An act relating to renewable energy

15 min. after Floor

H.781 - An act relating to renewable energy

farm solar projects; discussion with Middlebury College students

Diane Munroe, Coordinator for Community Based Environmental Studies, Middlebury College
Rachel Zacrasik, Student, Middlebury College
Evan Daniel, Student, Middlebury College
3:00 PM

H.781 - An act relating to renewable energy

Robert Dostis, Co-Chair, Clean Energy Development Fund
Gregg Faber, Utilities Analyst, Public Service Board

Friday, February 26, 2010
Committee(s):
House Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
15 min. after Floor

H.781 - An act relating to renewable energy

wind power

Jared Margolis, Attorney

Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Committee(s):
House Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
15 min. after Floor

H.781 - An act relating to renewable energy

bill version 1.3

Lawrence Mott, Chair, Renewable Energy Vermont
15 min. after Caucus

H.781 - An act relating to renewable energy

Aaron Adler, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Tom Buckley, Manager, Burlington Electric Department
Gregg Faber, Staff, Public Service Board
Andrew Perchlik, Director, Clean Energy Development Fund-Dept. Public Service
Dave Lamont, Director of Planning, Department of Public Service

Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Committee(s):
House Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
9:00 AM

H.781 - An act relating to renewable energy

all morning and after the Floor

Charles Storrow, Lobbyist, Green Mountain Power
Brian Keefe, Vice President, Central Vermont Public Service
Randy Pratt, Manager of Government Relations, Vermont Electric Coop
Matt Levin, Outreach and Development Director, Vermonters for a Clean Environment
William Driscoll, Vice President, Associated Industries of Vermont
Aaron Adler, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Gregg Faber, Staff, Public Service Board

Thursday, March 11, 2010
Committee(s):
House Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
9:00 AM

H.781 - An act relating to renewable energy

J. Spencer testimony via phone

Jim Volz, Chair, Public Service Board
Charles Storrow, Lobbyist, Green Mountain Power
Tom Buckley, Manager, Burlington Electric Department
Chris Kilian, Attorney, Conservation Law Foundation
Jon Groveman, General Counsel, Vermont Natural Resources Council
Kevin Burke, Environmental Analyst, Department of Environmental Conservation, Agency of Natural Resources
John Spencer, Executive Director, Vermont Electric Power Producers, Inc
15 minutes after the Floor

H.781 - An act relating to renewable energy

testimony via phone

Andrew Raubvogel, Attorney, Shems Dunkiel Raubvogel & Saunders
Gregg Faber, Staff, Public Service Board
Aaron Adler, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Friday, March 12, 2010
Committee(s):
House Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
9:00 AM

H.781 - An act relating to renewable energy

Matt Levin, Outreach and Development Director, Vermonters for a Clean Environment
James Moore, Clean Energy Advocate, Vermont Public Interest Research Group
Gregg Faber, Utilities Analyst, Public Service Board
15 minutes after Floor

H.781 - An act relating to renewable energy

Jonathan Wood, Secretary, Agency of Natural Resources
1:30 PM

H.781 - An act relating to renewable energy

Mary Powell, CEO, Green Mountain Power
2:00 PM

H.781 - An act relating to renewable energy

continue marking up the bill

Aaron Adler, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Mike Kundrath, Dept.of Public Service

Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Committee(s):
House Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
between Floor and Caucus

H.781 - An act relating to renewable energy

Judge Durkin testimony via phone

Thomas Durkin, Judge, Environmental Court
15 min. after Caucus

H.781 - An act relating to renewable energy

Mark up and vote

Aaron Adler, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Committee(s):
House Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
8:45 AM

H.781 - An act relating to renewable energy

Aaron Adler, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Friday, March 19, 2010
Committee(s):
House Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
9:00 AM

H.781 - An act relating to renewable energy

Aaron Adler, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
10:30 AM

H.781 - An act relating to renewable energy

Review of the contents of the bill

Aaron Adler, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Friday, March 26, 2010
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
9:30 AM

H.781 - An act relating to renewable energy

Rep. Margaret Cheney, House Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
Rep. Tony Klein, House Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
Joe Choquette, Lobbyist, IBM
James Moore, Clean Energy Advocate, Vermont Public Interest Research Group
Karen Horn, Director, Vermont League of Cities and Towns
Lawrence Mott, Chair, Renewable Energy Vermont
Eileen Simollardes, VP Supply and Regulatory Affairs, Vermont Gas Systems

Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Committee(s):
House Committee on Ways and Means
3:50 PM

H.781 - An act relating to renewable energy

Rep. Margaret Cheney, Reporter, House Committee on Natural Resources and Energy

Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Committee(s):
House Committee on Ways and Means
8:30 AM

H.781 - An act relating to renewable energy

Testimony/Possible Vote, Sections 9-11

Rep. Margaret Cheney, Reporter
Aaron Adler, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Andrew Perchlik, Director, Clean Energy Development Fund-Dept. Public Service
Sara Teachout, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
Lawrence Mott, Renewable Energy Vermont
Daniel Paradis, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
1:15 PM

H.781 - An act relating to renewable energy

Ken Jones, Policy Analyst, Department of Taxes
Karen Horn, Vermont League of Cities and Towns
3:00 PM

H.781 - An act relating to renewable energy

Sam Mathews, Executive Vice President, Central Vermont Economic Development Corporation
Tom Garden, Triland Partners
Sara Teachout, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
9:00 AM

H.781 - An act relating to renewable energy

Chris Kilian, Attorney, Conservation Law Foundation
Brian Keefe, Vice President, Central Vermont Public Service
Robert Dostis, Co-Chair, Green Mountain Power
John Spencer, Executive Director, Vermont Electric Power Producers, Inc
Jon Groveman, General Counsel, Vermont Natural Resources Council
Kim Greenwood, Staff Scientist, Vermont Natural Resources Council
10:40 AM

H.781 - An act relating to renewable energy

Sam Matthews, Exec. V.P., Central Vermont Economic Development Corporation
Tom Garden, Triland Partners
Tom Buckley, Manager, Burlington Electric Department
Matt Levin, Outreach and Development Director, Vermonters for a Clean Environment
Andrew Perchlik, Director, Clean Energy Development Fund-Dept. Public Service

Thursday, April 1, 2010
Committee(s):
House Committee on Judiciary
9:00 AM

H.781 - An act relating to renewable energy

Rep. Margaret Cheney, House Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
Aaron Adler, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Jim Volz, Chair, Public Service Board
Amy Davenport, Administrative Judge, Judiciary
Andrew Raubvogel, Attorney, Shems Dunkiel Raubvogel & Saunders
Jon Groveman, General Counsel, Vermont Natural Resources Council
James Moore, Clean Energy Advocate, Vermont Public Interest Research Group
Karen Horn, Director, Vermont League of Cities and Towns
Charles Storrow, Lobbyist, Green Mountain Power
Matt Levin, Vermonters for a Clean Environment

Thursday, April 1, 2010
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
10:45 AM

H.781 - An act relating to renewable energy

Jim Volz, Chair, Public Service Board
Thomas Durkin, Judge, Environmental Court
Dave Lamont, Director of Planning, Department of Public Service

Thursday, April 1, 2010
Committee(s):
House Committee on Ways and Means
3:30 PM

H.781 - An act relating to renewable energy

Sara Teachout, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

Friday, April 2, 2010
Committee(s):
House Committee on Ways and Means
10:45 AM

H.781 - An act relating to renewable energy

Committee Discussion

Lawrence Mott, Chair, Renewable Energy Vermont
2:00 PM

H.781 - An act relating to renewable energy

Andrew Perchlik, Director, Clean Energy Development Fund-Dept. Public Service

Tuesday, April 6, 2010
Committee(s):
House Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
15 min. after Floor

H.781 - An act relating to renewable energy

Committee discussion; H.589 status briefing


Tuesday, April 6, 2010
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
10:30 AM

H.781 - An act relating to renewable energy

Kelly Launder, Dept.of Public Service
Jonathan Wood, Secretary, Agency of Natural Resources
Jim Porter, Staff Attorney, Department of Public Service

Tuesday, April 6, 2010
Committee(s):
House Committee on Ways and Means
11:00 AM

H.781 - An act relating to renewable energy

Dan Scruton, Dairy & Energy Chief, Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets
Sara Teachout, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
Andrew Perchlik, Director, Clean Energy Development Fund-Dept. Public Service
2:30 PM

H.781 - An act relating to renewable energy

Andrew Perchlik, Director, Clean Energy Development Fund-Dept. Public Service
4:00 PM

H.781 - An act relating to renewable energy

Continued

Daniel Paradis, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Andrew Perchlik, Director, Clean Energy Development Fund-Dept. Public Service
Adam Necrason, Renewable Energy Vermont
Ken Jones, Policy Analyst, Department of Taxes

Wednesday, April 7, 2010
Committee(s):
House Committee on Ways and Means
8:30 AM

H.781 - An act relating to renewable energy

Lawrence Mott, Chair, Renewable Energy Vermont
Dave Lamont, Director of Planning, Department of Public Service
Daniel Paradis, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Susan Mesner, Economist, Department of Taxes

Wednesday, April 7, 2010
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
9:00 AM

H.781 - An act relating to renewable energy

Bill Rowell, Owner, Green Mountain Dairy Farm
Mike Raker, Agricultural Energy Consultants, LLC
Richard First, POMG Bike Tours of Vermont
Andrew Raubvogel, Attorney, Shems Dunkiel Raubvogel & Saunders

Wednesday, April 7, 2010
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Agriculture
11:30 AM

H.781 - An act relating to renewable energy

Dan Scruton, Dairy & Energy Chief, Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets

Thursday, April 8, 2010
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Agriculture
8:45 AM

H.781 - An act relating to renewable energy

Dan Scruton, Dairy & Energy Chief, Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets

Thursday, April 8, 2010
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
9:15 AM

H.781 - An act relating to renewable energy

Sen. Robert M. Hartwell, Bennington County
Phil Swanson, Town Manager, Town of Woodstock
Karen Horn, Director, Vermont League of Cities and Towns

Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Committee(s):
House Committee on Judiciary
3:00 PM

H.781 - An act relating to renewable energy

Committee Discussion and VOTE

Rep. Margaret Cheney, House Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
Aaron Adler, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Committee(s):
House Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
9:00 AM

H.781 - An act relating to renewable energy

Committee review of amendments

Rep. Dave Sharpe, House Committee on Ways and Means
Rep. Willem Jewett, House Committee on the Judiciary

Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
10:30 AM

H.781 - An act relating to renewable energy

Michael Dworkin, Law Professor, Vermont Law School

Thursday, April 15, 2010
Committee(s):
House Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
15 min. after Briefing

H.781 - An act relating to renewable energy

Amendment Proposal (Rep. Johnson) vote; S.239 disc. after

Rep. William F. Johnson, Member, House General, Housing and Military Affairs Committee
Aaron Adler, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Friday, April 16, 2010
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Agriculture
15 minutes after Floor

H.781 - An act relating to renewable energy

Aaron Adler, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Dan Scruton, Dairy & Energy Chief, Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets

Friday, April 16, 2010
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
10:30 AM

H.781 - An act relating to renewable energy

Keefer Irwin, Rochester, VT
Bill Irwin, Rochester, VT
Aaron Adler, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
10:30 AM

H.781 - An act relating to renewable energy

Aaron Adler, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Thursday, April 22, 2010
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Agriculture
10:00 AM

H.781 - An act relating to renewable energy

Aaron Adler, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Jim Volz, Chair, Public Service Board
Dave Lamont, Director of Planning, Department of Public Service
Mike Raker, Agricultural Energy Consultants, LLC
Marie Audet, Owner, Blue Spruce Farm

Thursday, April 22, 2010
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
10:00 AM

H.781 - An act relating to renewable energy

Matt Levin, Outreach and Development Director, Vermonters for a Clean Environment
Tom Buckley, Manager, Burlington Electric Department
Dave Lamont, Director of Planning, Department of Public Service
Jim Volz, Chair, Public Service Board

Friday, April 23, 2010
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Agriculture
8:30 AM

H.781 - An act relating to renewable energy

Aaron Adler, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Friday, April 23, 2010
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
9:30 AM

H.781 - An act relating to renewable energy

Mary Powell, CEO, Green Mountain Power
Brian Keefe, Vice President, Central Vermont Public Service
Sen. Sara B. Kittell, Chair, Senate Agriculture Committee
Aaron Adler, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Stephen Kimbell, Lobbyist, Green Mountain Power (GMP)
10:30 AM

H.781 - An act relating to renewable energy

Committee Discussion, Senate Natural Resources and Energy Committee

Monday, April 26, 2010
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
10:00 AM

H.781 - An act relating to renewable energy

Aaron Adler, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
A.J. Goulding, Ampersand Energy Partners, LLC

Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
9:00 AM

H.781 - An act relating to renewable energy

Aaron Adler, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Jon Groveman, General Counsel, Vermont Natural Resources Council
Gregg Faber, Staff, Public Service Board
Stephen Kimbell, Lobbyist, Green Mountain Power (GMP)
George Twigg, Vermont Energy Investment Corp.
Mike Kundrath, Dept.of Public Service
Tom Buckley, Manager, Burlington Electric Department

Thursday, April 29, 2010
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
8:30 AM

H.781 - An act relating to renewable energy

Aaron Adler, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Monday, May 3, 2010
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Finance
3:00 p.m.

H.781 - An act relating to renewable energy

Staff Review

Aaron Adler, Legislative Counsel

Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Finance
1:45 p.m.

H.781 - An act relating to renewable energy

Testimony from interested parties

Gregg Faber, Policy Analyst, Public Service Board
Steve Wark, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Public Service
Ken Jones, Policy Analyst, Department of Taxes
Andrew Perchlik, Director, Clean Energy Development Fund-Dept. Public Service
Stephen Kimbell, Lobbyist, Green Mountain Power (GMP)
Jennifer Hollar, Lobbyist, Burlington Electric Department
Tom Buckley, Manager, Burlington Electric Department
Jon Groveman, General Counsel, Vermont Natural Resources Council
Aaron Adler, Legislative Counsel
Matt Levin, Outreach and Development Director, Vermonters for a Clean Environment
Sara Teachout, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Finance
10:00 a.m.

H.781 - An act relating to renewable energy

Sen. Dick McCormack, Windsor County
Aaron Adler, Legislative Counsel
Rep. Tom Stevens, Waterbury
Shelly Warren, Member, VT Chapter of the International Association of Electrical Inspectors
Jeffrey Wimette, Local 300, IBEW
Adam Necrason, Lobbyist, Renewable Energy Vermont
Amanda Ibey, VT. Home Builders & Remodelers Asoc.
4:00 p.m.

H.781 - An act relating to renewable energy

Aaron Adler, Legislative Counsel