Category: Policy Statements

VAEEC Statement on Energy Efficiency Provisions of Dominion “Rate Freeze” Bill

Contact: Chelsea Harnish 804.457.8619 chelsea@vaeec.org Richmond, Virginia – Today the Senate Commerce and Labor Committee reported SB 966, sponsored by Senators Frank Wagner and Richard Saslaw, by a vote of 10:4 to the full Senate Chamber. The bill often referred to as the Dominion Rate Freeze Repeal bill, includes important funding and programmatic provisions that … Read More

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 Energy Department unless the Trump budget team unexpectedly warms up to the Obama administration’s clean energy, energy efficiency, and smart grid technology programs, budget experts say. White House officials said last month that the president … Read More

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 at Monticello High School in Albemarle County. The update, titled “Energy in the New Virginia Economy,” highlights the significant progress the McAuliffe administration has made on his strategic energy priorities to build a new Virginia … Read More