H.40 (Act 56)

An act relating to establishing a renewable energy standard and energy transformation program

Sponsors: Rep. Anthony Klein, Rep. Rebecca Ellis

Last Recorded Action: 6/11/2015 - Signed by Governor on <strong>June 11, 2015</strong>

Committee Activity - Meeting Full List

2015 - 2016 Legislative Session

Friday, January 23, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
10:30 AM

H.40 - An act relating to establishing a renewable energy standard and energy transformation program

Overview of Department's Proposal - RPS

Darren Springer, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Public Service
Asa Hopkins, Director of Energy Policy and Planning, Public Service Department
Ed McNamara, Regional Policy Director, Public Service Department

Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
10:30 AM

H.40 - An act relating to establishing a renewable energy standard and energy transformation program

Bill walk-through

Aaron Adler, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
2:00 PM

H.40 - An act relating to establishing a renewable energy standard and energy transformation program

Jim Volz, Chair, Public Service Board
2:30 PM

H.40 - An act relating to establishing a renewable energy standard and energy transformation program

Bill walk through

Aaron Adler, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
3:30 PM

H.40 - An act relating to establishing a renewable energy standard and energy transformation program

William Driscoll, Vice President, Associated Industries of Vermont

Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
9:00 AM

H.40 - An act relating to establishing a renewable energy standard and energy transformation program

Thomas Buckley, Manager, Customer & Energy Services, Burlington Electric Department
Ken Nolan, Manager of Resource Planning, Burlington Electric Department
10:00 AM

H.40 - An act relating to establishing a renewable energy standard and energy transformation program

Robert Dostis, Director of Government Affairs, Green Mountain Power
Greg White, Director of Field Operations, Green Mountain Power
David DeMag, Head Lineman, Green Mountain Power
11:00 AM

H.40 - An act relating to establishing a renewable energy standard and energy transformation program

Dave Hallquist, CEO, Vermont Electric Cooperative, Inc.
1:20 PM

H.40 - An act relating to establishing a renewable energy standard and energy transformation program

Michael Zahner, Executive Director, Vermont Chamber of Commerce
2:00 PM

H.40 - An act relating to establishing a renewable energy standard and energy transformation program

Renewable Energy Vermont

Chad Farrell, Encore Redevelopment
Nathaniel Vandal, Green Peaks Solar

Thursday, January 29, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
9:00 AM

H.40 - An act relating to establishing a renewable energy standard and energy transformation program

George Twigg, Director of Public Affairs, Vermont Energy Investment Corporation
9:30 AM

H.40 - An act relating to establishing a renewable energy standard and energy transformation program

Patricia Richards, General Manager, Washington Electric Coop
10:30 AM

H.40 - An act relating to establishing a renewable energy standard and energy transformation program

Ellen Burt , General Manager, Stowe Electric Department
Matthew Rutherford, Manager of Regulatory Compliance, Stowe Electric Department
3:00 PM

H.40 - An act relating to establishing a renewable energy standard and energy transformation program

Asa Hopkins, Director of Energy Policy and Planning, Public Service Department

Friday, January 30, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
10:30 AM

H.40 - An act relating to establishing a renewable energy standard and energy transformation program

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

H.40 - An act relating to establishing a renewable energy standard and energy transformation program

Ben Walsh, Climate & Energy Program Director, Vermont Public Interest Research Group
Dylan Zwicky, Clean Energy Associate, Vermont Public Interest Research Group
11:30 AM

H.40 - An act relating to establishing a renewable energy standard and energy transformation program

Matthew Cota, Executive Director, Vermont Fuel Dealers Association
1:00 PM

H.40 - An act relating to establishing a renewable energy standard and energy transformation program

Johanna Miller, Energy Program Director, Vermont Natural Resources Council

Tuesday, February 3, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
10:30 AM

H.40 - An act relating to establishing a renewable energy standard and energy transformation program

Tom Jagielski, Manager, STG Product Stewardship, Construction & Planning, International Business Machines
Dan Tukey, Energy Program Manager, International Business Machines
11:15 AM

H.40 - An act relating to establishing a renewable energy standard and energy transformation program

Star Wind Turbines, LLC

Jason Day, Owner, Star Wind Turbines, LLC
2:00 PM

H.40 - An act relating to establishing a renewable energy standard and energy transformation program

Annette Smith, Director, Vermonters for a Clean Environment
2:30 PM

H.40 - An act relating to establishing a renewable energy standard and energy transformation program

Mark Whitworth, Executive Director, Energize Vermont
3:00 PM

H.40 - An act relating to establishing a renewable energy standard and energy transformation program

Peter Rothschild, New Haven Planning Commission
Doug Tolles, New Haven Selectboard Member
Jim Walsh, New Haven Planning Commission Member
3:30 PM

H.40 - An act relating to establishing a renewable energy standard and energy transformation program

Sandra Levine, Senior Attorney, Conservation Law Foundation

Wednesday, February 4, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
9:00 AM

H.40 - An act relating to establishing a renewable energy standard and energy transformation program

Thomas Weiss, Citizen
9:15 AM

H.40 - An act relating to establishing a renewable energy standard and energy transformation program

Sue Minter, Secretary, Agency of Transportation
9:45 AM

H.40 - An act relating to establishing a renewable energy standard and energy transformation program

Mark up

Aaron Adler, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
1:30 PM

H.40 - An act relating to establishing a renewable energy standard and energy transformation program

Gabrielle Stebbins, Executive Director, Renewable Energy Vermont
2:00 PM

H.40 - An act relating to establishing a renewable energy standard and energy transformation program

Mark-up

Aaron Adler, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Thursday, February 5, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
10:00 AM

H.40 - An act relating to establishing a renewable energy standard and energy transformation program

Mark-up

Aaron Adler, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
3:45 PM

H.40 - An act relating to establishing a renewable energy standard and energy transformation program

Kevin Jones, Deputy Director and Professor, Institute for Energy and the Environment, Vermont Law School

Friday, February 6, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
10:00 AM

H.40 - An act relating to establishing a renewable energy standard and energy transformation program

John Warshow, Vermont Independent Power Producers, Inc.
Lang Durfee, Owner, Bethel Hydro-Electric Dam
11:00 AM

H.40 - An act relating to establishing a renewable energy standard and energy transformation program

Jonathan Dancing, Executive Director, Building Performance Professionals Association of Vermont
1:00 PM

H.40 - An act relating to establishing a renewable energy standard and energy transformation program

Vote

Aaron Adler, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
3:00 PM

H.40 - An act relating to establishing a renewable energy standard and energy transformation program

Dick Valentinetti, American Lung Association of the Northeast
4:00 PM

H.40 - An act relating to establishing a renewable energy standard and energy transformation program

Committee Discussion


Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
10:45 AM

H.40 - An act relating to establishing a renewable energy standard and energy transformation program

Mark-up

Aaron Adler, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
2:00 PM

H.40 - An act relating to establishing a renewable energy standard and energy transformation program

Mark-up

Aaron Adler, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Thursday, February 12, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
9:30 AM

H.40 - An act relating to establishing a renewable energy standard and energy transformation program

Committee Discussion

3:15 PM

H.40 - An act relating to establishing a renewable energy standard and energy transformation program

Mark-up

Aaron Adler, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Friday, February 13, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
11:30 AM

H.40 - An act relating to establishing a renewable energy standard and energy transformation program

Walk through

Aaron Adler, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
1:00 PM

H.40 - An act relating to establishing a renewable energy standard and energy transformation program

Walk through and possible vote

Aaron Adler, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
11:00 AM

H.40 - An act relating to establishing a renewable energy standard and energy transformation program

Vote


Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on Ways and Means
After

H.40 - An act relating to establishing a renewable energy standard and energy transformation program

Rebecca Ellis, House Committee on Natural Resources and Energy

Friday, February 20, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on Ways and Means
8:45 AM

H.40 - An act relating to establishing a renewable energy standard and energy transformation program

Asa Hopkins, Director of Energy Policy and Planning, Public Service Department
Darren Springer, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Public Service
Aaron Adler, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
After

H.40 - An act relating to establishing a renewable energy standard and energy transformation program

Darren Springer, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Public Service
Asa Hopkins, Director of Energy Policy and Planning, Public Service Department
Aaron Adler, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on Commerce and Economic Development
9:00 AM

H.40 - An act relating to establishing a renewable energy standard and energy transformation program

Rebecca Ellis, Vice-Chair, House Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
Darren Springer, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Public Service
Asa Hopkins, Director of Energy Policy and Planning, Public Service Department

Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on Ways and Means
3:00 PM

H.40 - An act relating to establishing a renewable energy standard and energy transformation program

Tom Kavet, Economist, Kavet, Rockler and Associates
Asa Hopkins, Director of Energy Policy and Planning, Public Service Department
George Twigg, Director of Public Affairs, Efficiency Vermont
Aaron Adler, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Darren Springer, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Public Service

Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on Ways and Means
11:30 AM

H.40 - An act relating to establishing a renewable energy standard and energy transformation program

Komline amendment

Aaron Adler, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
George Twigg, Director of Public Affairs, Efficiency Vermont
Darren Springer, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Public Service
After the Floor

H.40 - An act relating to establishing a renewable energy standard and energy transformation program

Greshin amendment
Vote

Aaron Adler, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
George Twigg, Director of Public Affairs, Efficiency Vermont
Darren Springer, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Public Service
Rep. Anthony Klein, Chair, House Committee on Natural Resources and Energy

Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
9:45 AM

H.40 - An act relating to establishing a renewable energy standard and energy transformation program

Amendments

Rep. Carolyn Whitney Branagan
Rep. Cynthia Browning
10:30 AM

H.40 - An act relating to establishing a renewable energy standard and energy transformation program

Amendments Continued

Rep. Cynthia Browning
Rep. Donald Turner

Friday, March 20, 2015
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Transportation
10:00 AM

H.40 - An act relating to establishing a renewable energy standard and energy transformation program

Transportation components briefing

Darren Springer, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Public Service
Asa Hopkins, Director of Energy Policy and Planning, Public Service Department

Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Finance
1:15 PM

H.40 - An act relating to establishing a renewable energy standard and energy transformation program

Aaron Adler, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Darren Springer, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Public Service
Asa Hopkins, Director of Energy Policy and Planning, Public Service Department
Patricia Richards, General Manager, Washington Electric Coop
Robert Dostis, Director Government Affairs, Green Mountain Power
Dave Mullett, General Manager, Vermont Public Power Supply Authority

Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
10:30 AM

H.40 - An act relating to establishing a renewable energy standard and energy transformation program

Bill Introduction and Walk-Through

Rep. Anthony Klein, Sponsor, House Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
Rebecca Ellis, House Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
Aaron Adler, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Thursday, April 16, 2015
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
10:15 AM

H.40 - An act relating to establishing a renewable energy standard and energy transformation program

Aaron Adler, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Darren Springer, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Public Service
Gabrielle Stebbins, Executive Director, Renewable Energy Vermont
Thomas Buckley, Manager, Customer & Energy Services, Burlington Electric Department
Asa Hopkins, Director of Energy Policy and Planning, Public Service Department

Friday, April 17, 2015
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
9:00 AM

H.40 - An act relating to establishing a renewable energy standard and energy transformation program

Dylan Zwicky, Clean Energy Associate, Vermont Public Interest Research Group
Johanna Miller, Outreach Director and Energy Program Co-Director, Vermont Natural Resources Council
Sandy Levine, Senior Attorney, Conservation Law Foundation
Elizabeth Gamache, Director, Efficiency Vermont
Kelly Lucci, External Affairs Director, Efficiency Vermont
Michael Zahner, Vermont Chamber of Commerce
10:30 AM

H.40 - An act relating to establishing a renewable energy standard and energy transformation program

Tony Barbagello, Director of Business Development, Casella Waste Systems
Ellen Burt , General Manager, Stowe Electric Department
Matthew Rutherford, Manager of Regulatory Compliance, Stowe Electric Department
Dave Mullett, General Manager, Vermont Public Power Supply Authority
Patricia Richards, General Manager, Washington Electric Coop

Friday, April 17, 2015
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Finance
2:00 PM

H.40 - An act relating to establishing a renewable energy standard and energy transformation program

Close proximity exemption request

Aaron Adler, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
John Hollar, Lobbyist, Winstanley Enterprises LLC
Gabrielle Stebbins, Executive Director, Renewable Energy Vermont
Luke Shullenberger, Managing Partner, Green Lantern Capital
2:45 PM

H.40 - An act relating to establishing a renewable energy standard and energy transformation program

General provisions

Aaron Adler, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Bob Amelang, Rutland
Tom Buckley, Manager, Customer and Energy Services, Burlington Electric Department
Dave Hallquist, CEO, Vermont Electric Cooperative, Inc.
Matthew Cota, Executive Director, Vermont Fuel Dealers Association

Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
15 min. after Floor

H.40 - An act relating to establishing a renewable energy standard and energy transformation program

Chris Cole, Deputy  Secretary, Agency of Transportation
Mark Whitworth, Executive Director, Energize Vermont
Michael Dworkin, Director of the Institute for Energy and the Environment, Vermont Law School
Asa Hopkins, Director of Energy Policy and Planning, Public Service Department

Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
8:00 AM

H.40 - An act relating to establishing a renewable energy standard and energy transformation program

Committee Discussion

Aaron Adler, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Darren Springer, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Public Service
Asa Hopkins, Director of Energy Policy and Planning, Public Service Department
9:00 AM

H.40 - An act relating to establishing a renewable energy standard and energy transformation program

Jim Volz, Chair, Public Service Board
June Tierney, General Counsel, Public Service Board
Matt Cota, Lobbyist, Vermont Fuel Dealers Association
Dave Hallquist, CEO, Vermont Electric Cooperative, Inc.
Thomas Weiss, Citizen, Montpelier
Darren Springer, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Public Service
William Driscoll, Vice President, Associated Industries of Vermont
John Warshow, Member, Vermont Independent Power Producers, Inc.
Bill Scully, Member, Vermont Independent Power Producers
Aaron Witham, Director of Sustainability, Green Mountain College
Annette Smith, Director, Vermonters for a Clean Environment
Bob Amelang, Rutland

Thursday, April 23, 2015
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
9:00 AM

H.40 - An act relating to establishing a renewable energy standard and energy transformation program

Kevin Jones, Smart Grid Project Leader, Vermont Law School
Darren Springer, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Public Service
10:30 AM

H.40 - An act relating to establishing a renewable energy standard and energy transformation program

Darren Springer, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Public Service
Aaron Adler, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
William Driscoll, Vice President, Associated Industries of Vermont
Kelly Lucci, External Affairs Director, Efficiency Vermont
Asa Hopkins, Director of Energy Policy and Planning, Public Service Department

Friday, April 24, 2015
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
8:00 AM

H.40 - An act relating to establishing a renewable energy standard and energy transformation program

Bill Mark-Up v. 2.1 and Vote

Aaron Adler, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Asa Hopkins, Director of Energy Policy and Planning, Public Service Department
Darren Springer, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Public Service
William Driscoll, Vice President, Associated Industries of Vermont
Karen Horn, Director, Vermont League of Cities and Towns
10:30 AM

H.40 - An act relating to establishing a renewable energy standard and energy transformation program

Bill Mark-Up version 2.1 and Sen. Rodgers version 1.1 and PSB Implementation language

Sen. John Rodgers, Senator
Aaron Adler, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Thomas Buckley, Manager, Customer & Energy Services, Burlington Electric Department
Gregg Faber, Staff, Public Service Board
Gabrielle Stebbins, Executive Director, Renewable Energy Vermont
2:30 PM

H.40 - An act relating to establishing a renewable energy standard and energy transformation program

Review version 3.1 and Vote

Aaron Adler, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Friday, May 1, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
8:30 AM

H.40 - An act relating to establishing a renewable energy standard and energy transformation program

Senate Amendment

Jim Volz, Chair, Public Service Board
Asa Hopkins, Director of Energy Policy and Planning, Public Service Department
9:00 AM

H.40 - An act relating to establishing a renewable energy standard and energy transformation program

Senate Amendment

Michael Dworkin, Director of the Institute for Energy and the Environment, Vermont Law School

Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
9:30 AM

H.40 - An act relating to establishing a renewable energy standard and energy transformation program

Senate Amendment

Kerrick Johnson, Vice President - Strategy and Comminication, VELCO
Hantz Presume, Principal Engineer, VELCO

Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
12:00 PM

H.40 - An act relating to establishing a renewable energy standard and energy transformation program

Hear amendments

Aaron Adler, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Joe Choquette, Lobbyist, Downs, Rachlin Martin PLLC
William Driscoll, Vice President, Associated Industries of Vermont
Darren Springer, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Public Service
4:00 PM

H.40 - An act relating to establishing a renewable energy standard and energy transformation program

Vote on amendments

Aaron Adler, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Finance
-

H.40 - An act relating to establishing a renewable energy standard and energy transformation program

Darren Springer, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Public Service
Sarah Hofmann, Member, Public Service Board
Aaron Adler, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Thursday, May 7, 2015
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Finance
10:15 AM

H.40 - An act relating to establishing a renewable energy standard and energy transformation program

Aaron Adler, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Darren Springer, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Public Service

Thursday, May 7, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
9:15 AM

H.40 - An act relating to establishing a renewable energy standard and energy transformation program

Proposed Senate Amendments

Darren Springer, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Public Service
11:00 AM

H.40 - An act relating to establishing a renewable energy standard and energy transformation program

Proposed Senate Amendments

Karen Horn, Director, Vermont League of Cities and Towns

Friday, May 8, 2015
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Finance
9:00 AM

H.40 - An act relating to establishing a renewable energy standard and energy transformation program

Aaron Adler, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Darren Springer, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Public Service
4:00 PM

H.40 - An act relating to establishing a renewable energy standard and energy transformation program

Gabrielle Stebbins, Executive Director, Renewable Energy Vermont
Aaron Adler, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Monday, May 11, 2015
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Appropriations
5:07 PM

H.40 - An act relating to establishing a renewable energy standard and energy transformation program

Aaron Adler, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Darren Springer, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Public Service

Monday, May 11, 2015
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Finance
10:00 AM

H.40 - An act relating to establishing a renewable energy standard and energy transformation program

Darren Springer, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Public Service
Aaron Adler, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
4:00 PM

H.40 - An act relating to establishing a renewable energy standard and energy transformation program

Review & Vote on Amendments

Aaron Adler, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
12:15 PM

H.40 - An act relating to establishing a renewable energy standard and energy transformation program

Floor Amendments discussed

Aaron Adler, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Darren Springer, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Public Service
Karen Horn, Director, Vermont League of Cities and Towns
Ben Walsh, Clean Energy Advocate, Vermont Public Interest Research Group

Thursday, May 14, 2015
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
10:00 AM

H.40 - An act relating to establishing a renewable energy standard and energy transformation program

Siting Standards Amendment

CANCELLED

Aaron Adler, Legal Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Friday, May 15, 2015
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
9:10 AM

H.40 - An act relating to establishing a renewable energy standard and energy transformation program

Sen. Rodgers Amendment

Aaron Adler, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Darren Springer, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Public Service
Geoff Hand, Attorney, Renewable Energy Vermont

Friday, May 15, 2015
Committee(s):
House Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
7:15 PM

H.40 - An act relating to establishing a renewable energy standard and energy transformation program

Walk-through of Senate changes to H.40

Aaron Adler, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council