Commonwealth Clean Energy Policy; established. (SB1284)

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


Commonwealth Clean Energy Policy. Establishes the Commonwealth Clean Energy Policy, replacing the Commonwealth Energy Policy. The bill sets out the energy policy and objectives of the Commonwealth Clean Energy Policy, which include: (i) the Commonwealth recognizes that effectively addressing climate change and enhancing resilience will advance the health, welfare, and safety of the residents of the Commonwealth and that addressing climate change requires reducing greenhouse gas emissions across the Commonwealth's economy sufficient to reach net-zero emission by 2045 in all sectors, including the electric power, transportation, industrial, agricultural, building, and infrastructure sectors; (ii) the Commonwealth recognizes the need to promote environmental justice and ensure that it is carried out throughout the Commonwealth and the need to address and prevent energy inequities in historically economically disadvantaged communities; and (iii) the Commonwealth must continue to prioritize economic competiveness and workforce development in an equitable manner. Read the Bill »


01/11/2021: Awaiting a Vote in the Commerce and Labor Committee


01/11/2021Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21102125D
01/11/2021Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor

Hearing Scheduled

This bill is scheduled to be heard in the Senate Commerce and Labor committee on 01/25/2021. It meets on Monday, 1/2 hour after adjournment - Senate Room B.

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