Solar Restriction Roadblock

A bill aimed at limiting local restrictions on solar projects in Virginia has been put on hold for further study. The legislation, championed by Senator Schuyler VanValkenburg, was intended to help meet the state’s clean energy goals. However, concerns from localities led to a decision to carry the proposal over to 2025. Critics argue the bill could usurp local control over land use decisions. Despite this setback, VanValkenburg vows to return with the proposal next year.