Bill Summary for H 724 (2011-2012)

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Apr 6 2011

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View NCGA Bill Details2011-2012 Session
House Bill 724 (Public) Filed Wednesday, April 6, 2011
TO (1) AMEND THE DEFINITION OF "RENEWABLE ENERGY RESOURCE" THAT PERTAINS TO THE RENEWABLE ENERGY AND ENERGY EFFICIENCY PORTFOLIO STANDARD (REPS) TO CLARIFY THAT PLANTATION-GROWN WOOD IS A RENEWABLE ENERGY RESOURCE; (2) REPEAL REPS REQUIREMENT FOR POULTRY WASTE RESOURCES; AND (3) CLARIFY CURRENT LIMITATIONS ON CITY ORDINANCES AND COUNTY ORDINANCES THAT REGULATE THE INSTALLATION OF SOLAR COLLECTORS FOR RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY AND THE CURRENT LIMITATIONS ON DEED RESTRICTIONS THAT REGULATE THE INSTALLATION OF SOLAR COLLECTORS FOR RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY.
Intro. by Harrison.

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Amends GS 62-133.8(a) to define 'plantation-grown wood,' to add plantation-grown wood to the definition of 'renewable energy resource,' and to specify that whole trees from natural forests or other nonplanted forests are not included in the definition of 'renewable energy resource.' Repeals GS 62-133.8(f).
Amends GS 160A-201 and GS 153A-144 to specify what restrictions on the use of a solar collector will be deemed unreasonable, and eliminates subsection (c) of each statute, which currently allow ordinances prohibiting certain placement of solar collectors visible to a person on the ground. Amends GS 22B-20 to specify what provisions of a deed restriction, covenant, or similar agreement restricting the use of solar collectors will be considered unreasonable, and eliminates subsection (d), which currently allows deed restrictions, covenants, and similar agreements prohibiting certain placement of solar collectors visible to a person on the ground. Effective October 1, 2011.

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