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Tim believes in prioritizing the conservation of Virginia’s natural beauty for future generations. From the Great Dismal Swamp to Great Falls, over 400 years Virginians have made a commitment to protect and treasure the Commonwealth’s natural wonders.

On energy, Tim believes that Virginia requires an all-of-the-above approach. Energy independence has been America’s “Achilles’ Heel” in the recent past. Providing cleaner and reliable energy is a monumental task looking to the future. It will require the help of solar and wind incorporated with our existing coal, natural gas, and nuclear energy options.

2015: HB2267 –  introduced the bill that established the Virginia Solar Energy Development Authority. This new body will help facilitate the growth of the solar energy industry in the Commonwealth.

2014: HB1239 –  introduced the bill that exempts solar energy facilities from real and personal property taxes.

2013: HB1695 –  was a co-patron of the bill to provide access to net metering on renewable-energy-generating agricultural operations.

2007: HB 2708 – fought for the inclusion of net metering. The default service provider may enter into an agreement to purchase any excess electricity generated by an eligible customer-generator that is consistent with the minimum requirements for such contracts established by the State Corporation Commission.