1 Document(s) [ Subject: House Select Committee on Electric Generation Capacity and Environmental Effects ]
|Committee:||House Electric Generation Capacity and Environmental Effects, Select|
|Subjects:||Alternative energy | Climate change | Electric power plants | Electricity supplies | House Select Committee on Electric Generation Capacity and Environmental Effects ||
|Library Call Number:||L1836.80 EL26e|
|Session:||80th R.S. (2007)|
|Online version:||View report [91 pages File size: 2,595 kb]|
|Charges:||This report should address the charges below.|
|1.||Study the state's demand for electric generation capacity for the next 50 years and the infrastructure and technology available for meeting that demand.|
|2.||Study the environmental effects of existing electric generating facilities, including the effects on global warming or climate change.|
|3.||Prepare a long-term electric energy and environmental impact plan for the 81st Legislature that includes:
(A) an estimate of the demand for electric generation capacity by this state for each of the next 50 years; (B) an inventory of all existing electric generating facilities operating in this state; (C) an assessment of the types of, and amount of electric generation capacity from, electric generation technology available to be used to meet the demand for generation capacity, including: (i) coal; (ii) renewable energy; (iii) liquefied natural gas; (iv) nuclear energy; (v) integrated gasification combined cycle technology; and (vi) hydrogen gas; (D) an assessment of the environmental effects of existing and potential electric generating facilities and energy generation technology, including the effects on: (i) the emission of pollutants regulated by the federal Clean Air Act (42 U.S.C. Section 7412); (ii) the emission of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases; (iii) the cumulative effect on air quality in nonattainment areas; (iv) whether an increase in emissions would cause an area to become a nonattainment area; and (v) global warming or climate change; (E) an assessment of the reliability of existing electric generating facilities to meet the demand for electric generation capacity; (F) an estimate of the costs associated with meeting the demand for electric generation capacity; and (G) recommendations for reducing demand through the use of energy efficiency programs.
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