Renewable energy portfolio standard program; sale of electricity from renewable sources. (SB1269)

Introduced By

Sen. Don McEachin (D-Richmond)


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


01/14/2013Presented and ordered printed 13100911D
01/14/2013Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/17/2013Impact statement from SCC (SB1269)
01/23/2013Assigned C&L sub: Electric Utility
02/04/2013Reported from Commerce and Labor with substitute (11-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2013Committee substitute printed 13104626D-S1
02/05/2013Read second time
02/05/2013Reading of substitute waived
02/05/2013Committee substitute agreed to 13104626D-S1
02/05/2013Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB1269S1
02/05/2013Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2013Motion to recommit to committee agreed to (20-Y 20-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2013Chair votes Yes
02/05/2013Recommitted to Commerce and Labor
02/06/2013Left in Commerce and Labor
02/08/2013Impact statement from SCC (SB1269S1)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 13 minutes.