January 28, 2011



DIGEST OF HB 1128 (Updated January 27, 2011 9:22 am - DI 101)

Citations Affected: IC 8-1.

Synopsis: Renewable energy resources. Provides that the following qualify as a renewable energy resources for purposes of the statute that provides financial incentives for clean coal and energy projects: (1) Hydrogen. (2) Coal bed methane derived from a naturally occurring biogenic process.

Effective: July 1, 2011.


    January 6, 2011, read first time and referred to Committee on Utilities and Energy.
    January 27, 2011, amended, reported _ Do Pass.

January 28, 2011

First Regular Session 117th General Assembly (2011)

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    A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning utilities.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:

SOURCE: IC 8-1-8.8-10; (11)HB1128.1.1. -->     SECTION 1. IC 8-1-8.8-10, AS AMENDED BY P.L.95-2010, SECTION 1, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2011]: Sec. 10. (a) As used in this chapter "renewable energy resources" means alternative sources of renewable energy, including the following:
        (1) Energy from wind.
        (2) Solar energy.
        (3) Photovoltaic cells and panels.
        (4) Dedicated crops grown for energy production.
        (5) Organic waste biomass, including any of the following organic matter that is available on a renewable basis:
            (A) Agricultural crops.
            (B) Agricultural wastes and residues.
            (C) Wood and wood wastes, including the following:
                (i) Wood residues.
                (ii) Forest thinnings.
                (iii) Mill residue wood.
            (D) Animal wastes.
            (E) Animal byproducts.
            (F) Aquatic plants.
            (G) Algae.
        (6) Hydropower from existing dams.
        (7) Fuel cells.
        (8) Energy from waste to energy facilities.
        (9) Energy storage systems.
         (10) Hydrogen.
         (11) Coal bed methane derived from a naturally occurring biogenic process.
    (b) Except for energy described in subsection (a)(8), the term does not include energy from the incinerations, burning, or heating of any of the following:
        (1) Tires.
        (2) General household, institutional, commercial, industrial lunchroom, office, or landscape waste.
    (c) The term excludes treated or painted lumber.