Renewable energy facilities; definition. (HB2267)

Introduced By

Del. Charles Poindexter (R-Glade Hill) with support from co-patrons Del. Clay Athey (R-Front Royal), Del. Jackson Miller (R-Manassas), and Del. Tom Rust (R-Herndon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Renewable energy facilities. Defines a renewable energy facility, for purposes of Title 56, as a facility that either: (i) generates thermal or electric power primarily by the use of a renewable energy resource; (ii) uses heat primarily derived from a renewable energy resource to produce electricity or useful, measurable thermal or mechanical energy at a facility of an electric utility's retail customer; (iii) is a solar thermal energy facility, or (iv) specifically allows for co-firing with non-renewable energy resources as long as non-renewable energy resources are not the primary energy source. Hydroelectric power facilities are excluded from the scope of the term. The measure also defines a renewable energy resource as a solar electric, solar thermal, wind, hydropower, geothermal, or ocean current or wave energy resource; biomass; heat derived from a renewable energy resource and used to produce electricity or useful, measurable thermal energy at a retail electric customer's facility; or hydrogen derived from a renewable energy resource. Finally, the measure defines "biomass" as organic material, including materials that are within the scope of "biomass" in the existing section establishing a streamlined environmental permitting process for qualified energy generators, and (a) organic refuse-derived fuel, (b) other industrial solid waste of an organic, non-hazardous nature; and (c) unusable reject materials from recycling operations that are primarily of a cellulosic or liguin nature. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/14/2009Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/09 090070536
01/14/2009Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/21/2009Impact statement from SCC (HB2267)
01/26/2009Assigned C & L sub: 3 Energy
02/04/2009Subcommittee recommends striking from the docket by voice vote
02/10/2009Left in Commerce and Labor