The State Water Control Board is responsible for formulating and implementing a comprehensive water use policy for the Commonwealth of Virginia. Implemented by the Department of Environmental Quality, the policy consists of ground water characterization, water supply planning, and water withdrawal permitting programs.
The [http://www.trs.virginia.gov/debt/MELP%20Guides.aspx Master Equipment Leasing Program] (MELP) ensures that all Commonwealth agencies, authorities and institutions obtain consistent and competitive credit terms for financing equipment and energy efficiency projects. Agencies can finance energy projects at a minimum of $10,000 and can make repayments over 3, 5, 7 and 10 year terms.
Lease financing administered by the Department of Treasury provides funding for energy efficiency projects in state facilities operated by state agencies, authorities and institutions of the Commonwealth of Virginia. The Energy Leasing Program allows for the purchase of services and equipment required to develop, design, and install an energy efficiency project. Agencies can finance energy projects at a minimum of $100,000 and will make repayments over 12 or 15 year terms.
Columbia Gas of Virginia offers rebates to residential customers for the purchase and installation of energy efficient appliances and equipment. Water heaters, furnaces, windows, insulation and duct sealing are available for cash rebates. All efficiency and performance requirements must be met in order to receive rebate. Some installation requirements also apply. All application and information forms are available on the program website. Mail-in rebate applications should be sent to the address listed below. Contact Columbia Gas of Virginia for further information on this program.
Columbia Gas of Virginia offers rebates to commercial customers for the purchase and installation of energy efficient equipment. Water heaters, furnaces, boilers and controls, laundromat clothes washers, and infrared heaters are available for cash rebates. Additionally, custom rebates are available for projects which do not fit within the scope of standard equipment rebates. Business customers are eligible for these incentives, although certain equipment may only be available to specific business types. All efficiency and performance requirements must be met in order to receive rebate.
This Act is the primary legislation pertaining to coal mine safety in Virginia. It contains information on safety rules, safety standards and required certifications for mine workers, prohibited acts in mines, mine inspections, rescue crews, incident procedures, fees, and worker training programs. Additional requirements, specific to underground and surface coal mines, are found in the next two sections.
Governor Timothy M. Kaine established the Governor's Commission on Climate Change in December 2007. The commission prepared a plan for Virginia that identified ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. During the development of the plan, the commission took the following steps:
Inventoried the amount of and contributors to Virginia’s greenhouse gas emissions, including emissions projections through 2025
Inventory and projection of Greenhouse Gas Emissions (2000 – 2025) - added 12.19.2008
Inventory of Greenhouse Gas Emissions (1990 - 1999) - added 12.19.2008
In April 2011, Virginia created the Clean Energy Manufacturing Incentive Grant Program. The program is meant to replace the [http://en.openei.org/wiki/Solar_Manufacturing_Incentive_Grant_%28SMIG%29... Solar Photovoltaic Manufacturing Incentive Grant Program] and the Biofuels Production Incentive Grant Program, which will be phased out by 2013 and 2017, respectively. Money is appropriated to the fund at the discretion of the General Assembly.
The City of Danville Utilities offers a variety of rebates to all electric residential customers served by the department. Rebates are available for washers, refrigerators, water heaters, heat pump water heaters, air source heat pumps, central air conditioners, attic insulation and HVAC tune-ups. Rebates for attic insulation and central air conditioners vary based upon the efficiency rating of installed equipment. Washers and refrigerators must be Energy Star certified in order to qualify for rebates.