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As used in this article, the following terms have the following meanings:

(a) "Clean technology business" means a business that focuses on one or more of the following:

(1) Energy audits for determining the energy savings that could be recovered through utility bill financing.

(2) Retrofitting and weatherization activities that increase energy efficiency and conservation.

(3) Energy- and water-efficient public buildings.

(4) Retrofitting and installing energy-efficient household appliances, windows, doors, insulation, and lighting.

(5) Retrofitting and installing water and energy conservation technologies in existing homes, multifamily housing, industrial buildings, commercial and public buildings, and farms, forestlands, and ranches, to improve efficiency, including the use of energy and water management technologies and control systems.

(6) The manufacture, sale, assembly, installation, construction, and maintenance of energy-efficient technologies and renewable energy facilities or the component parts of renewable energy technologies.

(7) Energy-efficient technologies or practices and renewable energy production or the component parts of renewable energy plants and energy distribution, including energy storage, energy infrastructure (including transmission), transportation (including logistics), clean vehicle technology, clean heat and power, and water and wastewater (including water conservation).

(8) Natural resource conservation for the purpose of adapting to climate change, including fish and wildlife habitat restoration, reforestation, native species preservation, invasive species eradication, community tree planting, and other activities that address stressors on natural resources generated by climate change.

(b) "Renewable energy business" means a business that focuses on one or more of the following:

(1) Research and development, manufacturing, generation, development, or maintenance of appropriately sited power line transmission.

(2) Power storage.

(3) Installation, repair, maintenance, or related activities necessary to produce energy from wind, photovoltaic, solar thermal, geothermal, biomass, including cellulosic ethanol, biodiesel, and biomass power, green waste, and fuel cells.

(Added by Stats. 2011, 1st Ex. Sess., Ch. 1. Sec. 1)