Legislation

Virginia capitol buildingThe VAEEC often supports legislation on energy efficiency. You will find that information here along with other state-level policy information. You can also check our blog and news pages for national and state policy updates.


2018 VAEEC General Assembly Updates

Stay up to date on energy efficiency legislation with VAEEC weekly blog posts published every Friday.

2018 VAEEC Legislative Priorities

  • SB 855 (Sturtevant)/ HB 1261 (Hugo): Cost-effectiveness tests used in utility proceedings
  • SB 696 (Lewis)/ HB 1273 (Bulova/ Helsel): Governor’s bill requiring action for Virginia to join the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) to regulate carbon emissions from power plants; the bills include a 30% carve out for energy efficiency programs to be administered by the Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy (DMME) via the Energy SAVES program.
  • SB 894 (Wagner)/ HB 560 (Sullivan): These bills would create the Virginia Energy Efficiency Revolving Fund to provide no interest loans to localities, public schools and public institutions of higher education for energy efficiency projects. Excess state tax revenue would fund the Fund.
  • HB 204 (Sullivan): Commercial Benchmarking enabling legislation

2017 VAEEC Legislative Priorities

Get the latest update on bills working through Virginia’s 2017 General Assembly session.

2016 VAEEC Legislative Priorities

Below is a list of bills that were introduced in Virginia’s 2016 General Assembly session that the Virginia Energy Efficiency Council endorsed.


2015 VAEEC Legislative Priorities

Read the VAEEC statement on energy efficiency legislation passed in 2015.


Legislative News Updates

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Mar 17

DOE may be prime target for Trump budget cutters

The steep spending cuts that President Trump will soon call for from federal agencies would fall particularly heavily on the...
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Jan 17

Week 1 of the Trump Presidency: Infrastructure Plans, Budget Cuts, Appointees and More

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Oct 16

McAuliffe unveils energy plan update

Governor Terry McAuliffe unveiled his update to the 2014 Energy Plan at a ribbon cutting for a new solar installation...
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