Source: Zoey Burrows, SolarStrong WA, April 23
Legislators in Olympia celebrated Earth Day by passing the Solar Fairness Act on April 22, along with other precedent-setting climate and clean energy bills. Governor Inslee still needs to sign these into law in the weeks to come, but the outlook is positive.
This bill is a major step toward a clean energy future, and would not have been possible without vocal support from Washingtonians.
The Solar Fairness Act gives solar in Washington a level playing field by allowing distributed solar projects to continue to benefit from net metering. It will increase Washington’s energy mix to at least 1% solar!
The 100% Clean Electricity Act will kick start Washington’s equitable, clean energy transformation. The bill contains groundbreaking changes to the way the state’s utilities do business, and makes Washington one of only a handful of states in the country to have a 100% clean grid mandate.