House Capital Budget Proposal: Clean Energy, Energy Efficiency, Weatherization, and Rehabilitation

The Washington State House of Representatives Capital Budget Committee includes a proposed $89.5 million in spending for Clean Energy, Energy Efficiency, Weatherization, and Rehabilitation.  Under the proposed budget, the Washington State Department of Commerce will grant the funds.  Among the items funded:

  • $5 million is provided for energy efficiency grants to be awarded in competitive rounds to
    local agencies, public higher education institutions, and state agencies;
  • $5 million is provided for grants for deployment of solar projects in Washington state;
  • $22.5 million is provided for grid modernization grants for projects that advance clean
    energy and renewable technologies;
  • $17.5 million is provided for grants for new and emerging clean energy technologies;
  • $5 million is provided for the Washington Maritime Innovation Center;
  • $15 million is provided for weatherization of homes occupied by low-income families
    through the Energy Matchmakers Program;
  • $5 million is provided to continue the Community Energy Efficiency Program administered
    by the Washington State University Extension Energy Program; and
  • $10 million is provided for a housing rehabilitation loan program.

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