The Commonwealth of Virginia is committed to a Clean Energy Policy with three overarching goals: addressing climate change, promoting environmental justice, and prioritizing economic competitiveness and workforce development.  The Virginia Clean Economy Act (VCEA) of 2020 establishes a mandatory renewable portfolio standard to deliver the vast majority of electricity from 100 percent renewable sources by 2045 and the rest by 2050, creates an energy efficiency resource standard and sets the highest energy storage goal in the country. The VCEA is a key driver in a portfolio of legislation and executive orders since 2018 that serves as a roadmap to achieve the Commonwealth’s Clean Energy Policy to reach net-zero carbon emissions across all sectors of Virginia’s economy by 2045 and reaching net-zero carbon in the electric power sector by 2040.

To learn more, go to Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy (DMME) Division of Energy and Virginia Department of Environmental Quality Climate Change.

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