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Code of Virginia
Title 67. Virginia Energy Plan
Chapter 17. Nuclear Energy Planning
5/14/2021

§ 67-1700. Nuclear energy; strategic plan.

A. The Department and the Secretaries of Commerce and Trade and Education shall work in coordination with the Virginia Nuclear Energy Consortium Authority (VNECA), established pursuant to Chapter 14 (§ 67-1400 et seq.), and the Virginia Economic Development Partnership Authority, established pursuant to Article 4 (§ 2.2-2234 et seq.) of Chapter 22 of Title 2.2, to develop a strategic plan for nuclear energy as part of the Commonwealth's overall goal of carbon-free energy.

B. Such plan may include (i) the promotion of new technologies and opportunities for innovation, including advanced manufacturing; (ii) the establishment of a collaborative research center and university nuclear leadership program to promote education in fields that meet the workforce demands of Virginia's nuclear industry; and (iii) recognition of the role of nuclear energy in the Commonwealth's goal of employing 100 percent carbon-free sources of energy by 2050.

C. Such plan shall be completed by October 1, 2020, shall be updated every four years thereafter, and shall be published on the Internet by VNECA.

2020, cc. 657, 658.

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