Renewable energy; amends existing portfolio standard program. (HB1946)

Introduced By

Del. Alfonso Lopez (D-Arlington) with support from co-patron Del. Rob Krupicka (D-Alexandria)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Renewable energy portfolio standard program. Amends the existing renewable energy portfolio standard program to require that for calendar years 2016 through 2025 a utility shall apply (i) only renewable energy generated or purchased in Virginia, off its coast, or represented by a renewable energy certificate from eligible sources in Virginia or off its coast and (ii) renewable energy sales or renewable energy certificates from electric energy derived from any combination of sunlight, onshore wind, offshore wind, wave motion, tides, or geothermal power to meet at least 40 percent of the sales requirement for the RPS Goal in that year. The measure also eliminates provisions that give double or triple credit toward meeting the RPS Goals for energy from specified sources of energy. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/09/2013Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/13 13102202D
01/09/2013Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/15/2013Assigned C & L sub: Special Subcommittee on Energy
01/16/2013Impact statement from SCC (HB1946)
01/31/2013Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
02/05/2013Left in Commerce and Labor


Erica Gray writes:

Energy from nuclear power plants must NOT be included as renewable!