Electric utilities; regulation, development of renewable energy facilities. (HB118)

Introduced By

Del. Nick Freitas (R-Culpeper)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Regulation of electric utilities; development of renewable energy facilities; powers of State Air Pollution Control Board; powers of State Corporation Commission. Repeals provisions (i) requiring the State Air Pollution Control Board to adopt regulations to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from any electricity generating unit in the Commonwealth and authorizing the Board to establish an auction program for energy allowances; (ii) prohibiting the State Corporation Commission from approving any new utility-owned generation facilities that emit carbon dioxide as a by-product of energy generation, in certain circumstances; (iii) declaring that statutory allowances for energy derived from sunlight, onshore wind, offshore wind, and storage facilities are in the public interest; and (iv) relating to the development of solar and wind generation and energy storage capacity, development of offshore wind capacity, and generation of electricity from renewable and zero carbon sources. The bill provides that planning and development activities for new nuclear generation facilities are in the public interest. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/07/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22100091D
01/07/2022Referred to Committee on Commerce and Energy
01/24/2022Impact statement from SCC (HB118)
01/31/2022Assigned sub: Subcommittee #2
02/03/2022Subcommittee recommends reporting (6-Y 4-N)
02/10/2022Reported from Commerce and Energy (10-Y 9-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2022Read first time
02/14/2022Read second time and engrossed
02/15/2022Read third time and passed House (52-Y 48-N)
02/15/2022VOTE: Passage (52-Y 48-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2022Constitutional reading dispensed
02/16/2022Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/18/2022Assigned C&L sub: Energy
02/28/2022Passed by indefinitely in Commerce and Labor (12-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)