Renewable energy incentives; created for development of renewable energy facilities in State. (HB2447)

Introduced By

Sen. John Cosgrove (R-Chesapeake)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Renewable energy incentives.  Creates incentives for the development of renewable energy facilities in the Commonwealth. The incentives include (i) clarifying the definition of renewable energy to include wood waste materials; (ii) establishing a preference in energy procurement for state facilities for the use of renewable energy; (iii) directing the establishment of goals for the increased use by state agencies of renewable energy that will seek to have 20 percent of the energy consumed at state facilities to be renewable energy by 2025; (iv) allowing the Department of General Services to contract for renewable energy on a negotiated basis without using a competitive procurement process; (v) establishing a program to be administered by the Virginia Resources Authority under which 70 percent of the amount of loans for the capital cost of a qualifying facility may be guaranteed; and (vi) expanding the existing permit-by-rule program for small renewable energy facilities to include all renewable energy facilities, regardless of size. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/19/2011Presented and ordered printed 11104106D
01/19/2011Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/21/2011Assigned C & L sub: #3 Special Subcommittee on Energy
01/25/2011Subcommittee recommends passing by with letter (12-Y 0-N)
01/25/2011Subcommittee recommends passing by with letter
02/08/2011Left in Commerce and Labor


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