NY ENERGY § 1-103. Definitions

As used in this chapter, unless a different meaning clearly appears from the context or unless a different meaning is stated in a definition applicable to only a portion of this chapter:

1. “Agency” shall mean any state department, agency, board, public benefit corporation, public authority or commission.

[1-a. Repealed. ]

2. “Office” as used in sections 5-108, 5-111, 5-113, and 5-117 of article five and articles six, seven, eight and ten of this chapter shall mean the New York state energy research and development authority established pursuant to article eight of the public authorities law.

3. “Coal” shall include bituminous coal, anthracite coal, and lignite.

4. “Commissioner” as used in sections 5-108, 5-111, 5-113, and 5-117 of article five and articles six, seven, eight and ten of this chapter shall mean the president of the New York state energy research and development authority.

5. “Energy” means work or heat that is, or may be, produced from any fuel or source whatsoever.

6. “Energy resources” shall mean any force or material which yields or has the potential to yield energy, including but not limited to electrical, fossil, geothermal, wind, hydro, solid waste, tidal, wood, solar and nuclear sources.

7. “Fossil fuel” shall mean coal, petroleum products and fuel gases.

8. “Fuel gases” shall include but not be limited to methane, natural gas, liquefied natural gas, and manufactured fuel gases.

9. “Municipality” or “municipal corporation” shall mean a city, county, town, village, school district, special purpose district, or an agency thereof.

10. “Person” shall mean any individual, trustee, agency, partnership, association, corporation, company, municipality, political subdivision or other legal entity.

11. “Petroleum products” shall include all products refined or rerefined from synthetic or crude oil or oil extracted from other sources, including natural gas liquids.

12. “Renewable energy resources” shall include sources which are capable of being continuously restored by natural or other means or are so large as to be useable for centuries without significant depletion and include but are not limited to solar, wind, plant and forest products, wastes, tidal, hydro, geothermal, deuterium, and hydrogen.

13. “Telecommuting” shall mean the conservation of energy through the reduction of travel by employees of the office to and from their designated workplace through the use of telecommunication and computer technology in tasks including, but not limited to, information transfer and processing.