Legislative Priorities Archive

The VAEEC often supports legislation on energy efficiency. Below you will find information on our legislative priorities from 2015 to 2020.

To learn about the legislation we are currently supporting, check out our Policy page.


VAEEC Legislative Priorities

Check out this blog post for a recap of the 2020 General Assembly session, which marked a monumental shift in Virginia’s energy policy.


VAEEC Legislative Priorities


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
  • 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.
  • HB 204 (Sullivan): Commercial Benchmarking enabling legislation


VAEEC Legislative Priorities

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


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.