Bob McDonnell promoting clean energy in latest round of bills

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Gov. Bob McDonnell is promoting "clean energy" during a ceremonial bill signing in Richmond.

The Republican governor is scheduled to add his signature to eight bills on Wednesday at Virginia Commonwealth University.

The bills include renewable energy projects and the creation of a voluntary solar resource development fund.

McDonnell has made energy development a key element of his administration. He has said he wants to make Virginia the East Coast energy capital.