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—Today, the General Assembly voted on additional Special Session legislation, passing eight House Dem bills which reported out of conference committees. The measures will go to Governor Ralph Northam for further action.
RICHMOND, VA—Today, six additional bills introduced by House Democrats were approved by the House of Delegates and will be conveyed to the governor. In total, 19 House Democratic Caucus bills have been passed by both the House and Senate during the 2020 Special Session.
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.