Electric utilities; limitations on fossil fuel facilities. (HB1686)

Introduced By

Del. David Reid (D-Loudoun) with support from co-patron Sen. Jennifer Boysko (D-Herndon)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Electric utilities; limitations on fossil fuel facilities. Prohibits the State Corporation Commission (SCC) from issuing on or after July 1, 2019, a certificate of public convenience and necessity or granting any other permit or approval required for the construction or operation by an electric utility of a new fossil fuel facility or for the expansion or continued operation of an existing fossil fuel facility before first approving the construction and placing in service of renewable energy generation facilities having in the aggregate a rated capacity of 5,500 megawatts. The measure also prohibits the SCC on or after July 1, 2019, from authorizing or permitting an electric utility or re-permitting an existing idle fossil fuel facility to increase purchases of electric power under any agreement with another person, if the electric power is or will be generated at a fossil fuel facility, before first approving the construction and placing in service of such renewable energy generation facilities. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
12/06/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19100059D
12/06/2018Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/08/2019Impact statement from SCC (HB1686)
01/10/2019Assigned C & L sub: Subcommittee #3
01/24/2019Subcommittee failed to recommend reporting (2-Y 7-N)
02/05/2019Left in Commerce and Labor

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB1648.

Comments

Tim Greene writes:

Good bill David and Jennifer.

Bill Peabody writes:

I guess she already has gas heat.

Bill Peabody writes:

The smug,we already have gas heat bill.

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