The legislation lifts a net metering cap for cooperatives and allows their customers to install larger solar projects.
Advocates are already pressing the online giant to help fund bicycle and pedestrian projects in Arlington County.
More transit and less road widening could set the bar for regional climate change coalition, advocates say.
House Bill 1635 would have boosted the state’s renewable mandate to 30 percent by 2030 and 100 percent by 2050.
A bill that could boost Virginia’s efforts to participate in broader climate initiatives will get a hearing this week, but observers say it is unlikely to advance in a Republican-controlled state legislature.