Over the coming week, Powered By Facts will be recognizing legislators who are leading the way on solar energy policy in Virginia. A member of the House of Delegates since 2007, Del. Manoli Loupassi (R-Richmond) is one such legislator.
In 2016, Del. Loupassi sponsored House Bill 444 to better inform consumers of their renewable energy purchasing options. He also has promoted and voted for every bill that came from the “Rubin Group” in 2017. These bills, which include Agricultural Generation legislation and Community Solar legislation, will increase the use of solar generation in Virginia.
Although Republican legislators frequently are characterized as anti-solar, this has not been the experience of Powered By Facts. Del. Loupassi and many of his colleagues have been very helpful in finding both pro-consumer and pro-business ways to expand the use of solar generation in the Commonwealth.
We will dedicate a Spotlight to the Virginia gubernatorial candidates later this week.