BILL NO. 185

(as introduced)

1st Session, 60th General Assembly
Nova Scotia
56 Elizabeth II, 2007

Private Member's Bill

Energy Resources Conservation Act

Howard Epstein
Halifax Chebucto

First Reading: April 10, 2007

(Explanatory Notes)

Second Reading:

Third Reading:

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Explanatory Notes

Clause 1 amends the Energy Resources Conservation Act to require the Government to make available interest-free loans for energy-efficiency retrofitting of private homes and eligible small businesses.

Clause 2

(a) prevents restrictions on property owners from erecting clotheslines on their property;

(b) requires owners or operators of retail gasoline stations to provide air for the inflation of tires free of charge;

(c) prevents the construction of buildings in a way that obstructs solar panels on existing buildings; and

(d) requires the Minister of Energy to establish conservation standards for Government and table a report in the House of Assembly respecting the energy consumption of Government.

Clause 3 adds regulation-making authority respecting the eligibility of small businesses for loans and prescribing loan re-payment terms.

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An Act to Promote
Greater Energy Efficiency
in Nova Scotia

Be it enacted by the Governor and Assembly as follows:

1 Chapter 147 of the Revised Statutes, 1989, the Energy Resources Conservation Act, is amended by adding immediately after Section 12 the following Section:

2 Chapter 147 is further amended by adding immediately after Section 14 the following Sections:

3 Subsection 29(1) of Chapter 147, as amended by Chapter 15 of the Acts of 2001, is further amended by adding immediately before clause (g) the following clauses:

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