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S 2313 - Establishes Zero-Emissions Certificate Program for Nuclear Power Plants - New Jersey Key Vote

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Title: Establishes Zero-Emissions Certificate Program for Nuclear Power Plants

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that establishes a zero-emission certificate program for nuclear power plants.

Highlights:

 

  • Requires nuclear power plants seeking to participate in the zero-emissions certificate (ZEC) program meet the following requirements, including, but not limited to (Sec. 3):

    • Is licensed to operate by the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission;

    • Demonstrates that it makes significant contributions to the state air quality; and

    • Provides financial information demonstrating that the plant will cease operations.

  • Defines “Zero-Emission Certificate” as a certificate issued by the board that represents the fuel diversity, air quality, and other environmental attributes of 1 megawatt-hour of electricity generated by an eligible nuclear power plant (Sec. 6).

  • Defines “eligible nuclear power plant” as a nuclear power plant certified by the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities to allow it to participate in the ZEC program (Sec. 2).

  • Requires each public utility customer in the state pay an average utility rate increase of $41 per year (Sec. 6).

See How Your Politicians Voted

Title: Establishes Zero-Emissions Certificate Program for Nuclear Power Plants

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that establishes a zero-emission certificate program for nuclear power plants.

Highlights:

 

  • Requires nuclear power plants seeking to participate in the zero-emissions certificate (ZEC) program meet the following requirements, including, but not limited to (Sec. 3):

    • Is licensed to operate by the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission;

    • Demonstrates that it makes significant contributions to the state air quality; and

    • Provides financial information demonstrating that the plant will cease operations.

  • Defines “Zero-Emission Certificate” as a certificate issued by the board that represents the fuel diversity, air quality, and other environmental attributes of 1 megawatt-hour of electricity generated by an eligible nuclear power plant (Sec. 6).

  • Defines “eligible nuclear power plant” as a nuclear power plant certified by the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities to allow it to participate in the ZEC program (Sec. 2).

  • Requires each public utility customer in the state pay an average utility rate increase of $41 per year (Sec. 6).

Title: Establishes Zero-Emissions Certificate Program for Nuclear Power Plants

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