Energy and Climate Change Legislation

These are the Energy and Climate Change bills that the Association of Washington Business is tracking:

HB 1030 (Morris) related to the electric transmission line siting compact with the purpose of; simplifying and standardizing the application and filing process, create a transparent and streamlined process for review, minimize impediments and delays in siting, to name a few.  HB 1030 is scheduled for a public hearing on Wednesday, January 23rd at 8:00 AM in the House Environment Committee.

HB 1105 (McCoy) modifies the renewable energy cost recovery program by adding federally recognized tribes to the definition of community solar project.  In addition the bill creates a renewable energy cost recovery incentive program.

HB 1106 (McCoy) changes provisions in the net metering statutes, including the definition of electric company, and modifies the total amount of allowable generation by a customer-generator.  HB 1106 is scheduled for a public hearing on Thursday, January 24th at 10:00 AM in House Environment.

HB 1169 (Shea) reevaluates the delegation of authority to state agencies in regards to programs that address greenhouse gas emission.  The bill would require explicit authority from the Legislature to regulate greenhouse gasses.

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