Climate Change, Commission on; created, report. (HB676)

Introduced By

Del. Ken Plum (D-Reston)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Commission on Climate Change; report. Establishes a Climate Change Commission in the executive branch of government to develop a Climate Change Action Plan that: (i) characterizes the quantity and source of greenhouse gas emissions in the Commonwealth; (ii) identifies the potential impacts and effects of increasing atmospheric greenhouse gas concentrations on the state; (iii) identifies actions necessary to prepare for and mitigate the likely consequences of climate change; (iv) quantifies a greenhouse gas reduction target; (v) identifies and evaluates both state and regional climate action plans that address climate change and greenhouse gas emissions; and (vi) identifies economically viable programs, policies, and actions that are needed to meet state targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. In its development of the Climate Change Action Plan, the Commission shall consider demand-side energy conservation by utilities and consumers, expanding renewable energy portfolios, rate decoupling, time-of-use pricing, mandatory energy efficiency measures, and transportation demand management. Wherever possible, the Commission shall examine opportunities to couple greenhouse gas reductions with economic development and other market-based approaches to statewide greenhouse gas reductions. Read the Bill »


01/22/2008: Merged into HB796


01/08/2008Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 086587684
01/08/2008Referred to Committee on Rules
01/22/2008Impact statement from DPB (HB676)
01/22/2008Incorporated by Rules (HB796-Englin)