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Introduced Version Senate Concurrent Resolution 4 History

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SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 4

(By Senators Browning, McCabe, Foster, Unger, Plymale and Kessler)




Requesting the Joint Committee on Government and Finance study how West Virginia can be positioned as a national leader in research, innovation and commercialization of gray energy and energy efficiency technologies, products and processes.

Whereas, Recently elected and appointed federal leaders have determined that a major policy initiative of the new administration is to determine how to increase the nation's energy efficiency, reduce carbon emissions into the environment and create new jobs and businesses related to these efforts; and

Whereas, Research has demonstrated that the use of certain "gray energy technologies and processes", including energy efficiency measures, energy recycling, biomass, cofiring and cogasification of biomass-based fuels with fossil fuels and wood pellets, are cost effective methods of reducing carbon emissions; and

Whereas, Energy efficiency research, development, demonstration, deployment and commercialization can contribute to strengthening West Virginia's energy security, environmental
quality and economic vitality; and
Whereas, Federal stimulus legislation proposed in the United States House of Representatives currently contains programs intended to appropriate approximately $3.5 billion of federal funds to be used to encourage research, development and implementation of gray energy technologies and energy efficiency measures as cost effective methods to reduce carbon output; and

Whereas, West Virginia desires to better position itself as a leader in gray energy technologies and energy efficiency infrastructure in order to preserve and expand its energy and manufacturing sectors, encourage new investment and maximize the amount of federal funds appropriated to West Virginia for such purposes; and

Whereas, West Virginia desires to attract and seed in the state innovative gray energy technologies and businesses that reduce carbon emissions, manufacture gray energy and energy efficiency products or provide other energy efficiency services, such as assessments and performance contracts; and

Whereas, West Virginia has competitive advantages and a head start in implementing gray energy technologies due to the presence in the State of Recycled Energy Development Inc.'s waste heat recovery/power generation project at the West Virginia Alloys plant in Alloy, West Virginia; and

Whereas, A thorough study is necessary to determine how to
position West Virginia as a national leader in research, innovation and commercialization of gray energy technologies, products and processes; therefore, be it
Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia:

That the Joint Committee on Government and Finance is hereby requested to study how West Virginia can be positioned as a national leader in research, innovation and commercialization of gray energy and energy efficiency technologies, products and processes; and, be it

Further Resolved, That the Joint Committee on Government and Finance report to the regular session of the Legislature, 2010, on its findings, conclusions and recommendations, together with drafts of any legislation necessary to effectuate its recommendations; and, be it

Further Resolved, That the expenses necessary to conduct this study, to prepare a report and to draft necessary legislation be paid from legislative appropriations to the Joint Committee on Government and Finance.
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