Virginia House of Delegates Democratic Leader’s Legislation Led to UVa Installations
David J. Toscano (D-57), Democratic Leader of the Virginia House of Delegates, today confirmed that he will tour UVa’s Solar Panel installations, the latest of which was celebrated at an event at UVa during a series of Earth Week observations in April.
Toscano has championed solar energy legislation in the Virginia General Assembly every year since his election in 2005.
“UVa and other higher education institutions are helping move us to a future based on renewable energy,” said Toscano. “The Commonwealth can and will be more actively involved in confronting the challenges of climate change and UVa will be essential to this effort.”
A bill sponsored by Toscano that passed the General Assembly in 2011 led to the initial solar panel installations at UVa’s Ruffner Hall and above the University Bookstore. HB 1686 offered special tariffs to facilitate customer-owned distributed solar generation. UVa used this legislation to further invest in solar panels to produce renewable energy.
Members of the press are invited to join the tour by meeting on June 6th at Clemons Library at 4PM. Parking instructions can be obtained by calling Jane Dittmar @ 434.220.1660.