The Virginia Clean Economy Act (VCEA) became law just over two months ago. It marks a historic, transformative shift to a focus on clean energy for the commonwealth. Virginia is poised to become a leader in solar, wind and energy efficiency.
RICHMOND, VA—Virginia House Democrats have advanced legislation during the 2020 Special Legislative Session — addressing all of the House Democratic Caucus’ priorities — that now moves to the Senate for consideration.
But recent action by federal regulators — pushed by gas power plant developers — threatens our ability to forge this path.
Virginia will usher in a 21-member environmental justice council on Wednesday, part of a broad slate of legislation made possible when Democrats flipped the House and Senate in November.
The package of environmental bills taking effect also includes one that puts Virginia in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, joining a coalition of Northeast states trying to curb carbon dioxide emissions from the power sector.