Virginia Energy Plan; relating to the Commonwealth Energy Policy. (SB94)

Introduced By

Sen. Barbara Favola (D-Arlington) with support from co-patron Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Virginia Energy Plan; Commonwealth Energy Policy. States that the Commonwealth Energy Policy shall include (i) establishing greenhouse gas emissions reduction standards across all sectors of Virginia's economy that target net zero carbon emissions by mid-century; (ii) enacting mandatory clean energy standards and overall strategies for reaching zero carbon in the electric power sector by 2040; (iii) incorporating requirements for technical, policy, and economic analyses and assessments that identify pathways to zero carbon that maximize Virginia's economic development and create quality jobs; and (iv) minimizing the negative impacts of climate change and the energy transition on disadvantaged communities and prioritizing investment in these areas. The measure requires the Virginia Energy Plan to be prepared in consultation with a stakeholder group that includes representatives of consumer and environmental organizations. The measure also requires that the Virginia Energy Plan identify actions over a 10-year period consistent with the goal of the Commonwealth Energy Policy to achieve, no later than 2050, a net-zero carbon energy economy for all sectors, including electricity, transportation, building, and industrial sectors. Read the Bill »


02/13/2020: In Committee


12/02/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20100670D
12/02/2019Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/10/2020Assigned C&L sub: Energy
01/20/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB94)
01/20/2020Reported from Commerce and Labor with substitute (12-Y 2-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
01/20/2020Committee substitute printed 20105660D-S1
01/22/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/23/2020Read second time
01/23/2020Reading of substitute waived
01/23/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20105660D-S1
01/23/2020Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB94S1
01/24/2020Read third time and passed Senate (21-Y 18-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB94S1)
02/03/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB94S1)
02/07/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB94S1)
02/13/2020Placed on Calendar
02/13/2020Read first time
02/13/2020Referred to Committee on Labor and Commerce

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