HB1002: Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency, Division of; powers and duties.


VIRGINIA ACTS OF ASSEMBLY -- CHAPTER
An Act to amend and reenact § 45.2-1701 of the Code of Virginia, relating to the Division of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency; powers and duties.
[H 1002]
Approved

 

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. That § 45.2-1701 of the Code of Virginia is amended and reenacted as follows:

§ 45.2-1701. Division of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency established; powers and duties.

A. The Division of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency is established in the Department. The Director has the immediate authority to coordinate the development and implementation of energy policy in the Commonwealth.

B. The Division shall coordinate the energy-related activities of the various state agencies and advise the Governor on energy issues that arise at the local, state, and national levels. All state agencies and institutions shall cooperate fully with the Division to assist in the proper execution of the duties assigned by this section.

C. In addition, the Division is authorized to make and enter into all contracts and agreements necessary or incidental to the performance of its duties or the execution of its powers, including the implementation of energy information and conservation plans and programs.

D. The Division shall:

1. Consult with state agencies and institutions concerning energy-related activities or policies as needed for the proper execution of the duties assigned to the Division by this section;

2. Serve as the Commonwealth's liaison with appropriate agencies of the federal government concerning the activities of the federal government related to energy production, consumption, and transportation and energy resource management in general and identify and monitor any federal grant programs, loan programs, or other opportunities for federal funding to further the Commonwealth's energy efficiency goals;

3. Provide services to encourage efforts by and among businesses in the Commonwealth, industries, utilities, academic institutions, state and local governments, and private institutions to develop energy resources and energy conservation programs;

4. In consultation with the State Corporation Commission, the Department of Environmental Quality, and the Virginia Center for Coal and Energy Research, prepare the Virginia Energy Plan pursuant to § 45.2-1710; and

5. Observe the energy-related activities of state agencies and advise such agencies in order to encourage conformity with established energy policy.


HOUSE BILL NO. 1002
House Amendments in [ ] – February 12, 2024
A BILL to amend and reenact § 45.2-1701 of the Code of Virginia, relating to the Division of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency; powers and duties.
Patron Prior to Engrossment--Delegate Anthony

Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. That § 45.2-1701 of the Code of Virginia is amended and reenacted as follows:

§ 45.2-1701. Division of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency established; powers and duties.

A. The Division of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency is established in the Department. The Director has the immediate authority to coordinate the development and implementation of energy policy in the Commonwealth.

B. The Division shall coordinate the energy-related activities of the various state agencies and advise the Governor on energy issues that arise at the local, state, and national levels. All state agencies and institutions shall cooperate fully with the Division to assist in the proper execution of the duties assigned by this section.

C. In addition, the Division is authorized to make and enter into all contracts and agreements necessary or incidental to the performance of its duties or the execution of its powers, including the implementation of energy information and conservation plans and programs.

D. The Division shall:

1. Consult with state agencies and institutions concerning energy-related activities or policies as needed for the proper execution of the duties assigned to the Division by this section;

2. Serve as the Commonwealth's liaison with appropriate agencies of the federal government concerning the activities of the federal government related to energy production, consumption, and transportation and energy resource management in general and identify and monitor any federal grant programs, loan programs, or other opportunities for federal funding to further the Commonwealth's energy efficiency goals;

3. Provide services to encourage efforts by and among businesses in the Commonwealth, industries, utilities, academic institutions, state and local governments, and private institutions to develop energy resources and energy conservation programs [ , including aiding such entities in securing federal funding for energy efficiency efforts ] ;

4. In consultation with the State Corporation Commission, the Department of Environmental Quality, and the Virginia Center for Coal and Energy Research, prepare the Virginia Energy Plan pursuant to § 45.2-1710; and

5. Observe the energy-related activities of state agencies and advise such agencies in order to encourage conformity with established energy policy.

HOUSE BILL NO. 1002

Offered January 10, 2024
Prefiled January 10, 2024
A BILL to amend and reenact § 45.2-1701 of the Code of Virginia, relating to the Division of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency; powers and duties.
Patron-- Anthony

Committee Referral Pending

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. That § 45.2-1701 of the Code of Virginia is amended and reenacted as follows:

§ 45.2-1701. Division of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency established; powers and duties.

A. The Division of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency is established in the Department. The Director has the immediate authority to coordinate the development and implementation of energy policy in the Commonwealth.

B. The Division shall coordinate the energy-related activities of the various state agencies and advise the Governor on energy issues that arise at the local, state, and national levels. All state agencies and institutions shall cooperate fully with the Division to assist in the proper execution of the duties assigned by this section.

C. In addition, the Division is authorized to make and enter into all contracts and agreements necessary or incidental to the performance of its duties or the execution of its powers, including the implementation of energy information and conservation plans and programs.

D. The Division shall:

1. Consult with state agencies and institutions concerning energy-related activities or policies as needed for the proper execution of the duties assigned to the Division by this section;

2. Serve as the Commonwealth's liaison with appropriate agencies of the federal government concerning the activities of the federal government related to energy production, consumption, and transportation and energy resource management in general and identify and monitor any federal grant programs, loan programs, or other opportunities for federal funding to further the Commonwealth's energy efficiency goals;

3. Provide services to encourage efforts by and among businesses in the Commonwealth, industries, utilities, academic institutions, state and local governments, and private institutions to develop energy resources and energy conservation programs, including aiding such entities in securing federal funding for energy efficiency efforts;

4. In consultation with the State Corporation Commission, the Department of Environmental Quality, and the Virginia Center for Coal and Energy Research, prepare the Virginia Energy Plan pursuant to § 45.2-1710; and

5. Observe the energy-related activities of state agencies and advise such agencies in order to encourage conformity with established energy policy.