April 26, 2021
Weekly Clean Energy Transformation Act (CETA) Bulletin- April 26, 2021
Source: Washington Department of Commerce, April 26, 2021 Announcements Public hearing for Phase 3 rules 1 p.m. PST, Wednesday, April 28 Commerce will be holding a public hearing on a proposed rule to define two terms used in CETA: energy assistance need and low-income. The hearing is at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, April 28. The proposed rule defines […]

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April 20, 2021
Weekly UTC Clean Energy Bulletin- April 20
Source: Utilities and Transportation Commission, April 20, 2021 UTC Clean Energy Bulletin New workshops, rulemakings, and upcoming dates The Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission invites the public to participate in its work to implement Washington’s 2019 clean energy legislation. The 2019 Clean Energy Transformation Act (CETA) requires electric utilities to transition to a carbon-neutral supply […]

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April 20, 2021
New round of RD&D grants opening April 30, 2021
Source: Washington Department of Commerce, April 20, 2021 Up to $7.8 million in funding  available for Research, Development and Demonstration (RD&D) grants to support innovative and equitable clean energy projects. Phase One applications for a new round of RD&D grants opens on April 30 Approximately $7.8 million in funding is available under this round of […]

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April 20, 2021
Weekly Clean Energy Transformation Act (CETA) Bulletin- April 19
Source: Washington State Department of Commerce, April 19, 2021 Clean Energy Transformation Act Bulletin Don’t forget to visit the CETA rulemaking webpage. Announcements Energy burden and energy assistance data now available CETA requires the Washington State Department of Commerce and the state’s utilities to assess energy assistance available to low-income households across the state. Under RCW 19.405.120, […]

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April 19, 2021
2021 Washington State Legislative Report- Week 14
Week Fourteen Week 14 is now complete and Monday April 19th marks the 99th day of the 2021 105-day legislative session. This week was filled with concurrence votes, bill signings, budget negotiations and a few committee hearings. To view bills that have been signed by the Governor click here. To watch a summary of the […]

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April 15, 2021
Mixed water supply conditions expected to affect hydropower outlook in Pacific Northwest
Source: US Energy Information Administration, April 8, 2021 On April 1, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Northwest River Forecast Center (NWRFC) released its latest water supply forecast for the 2021 water year, which runs through September. The forecast shows near-average water supply in the northern half of the Columbia River Basin and below-average supply in the […]

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April 12, 2021
Weekly Clean Energy Transformation Act (CETA) Bulletin- April 12, 2021
Source: Washington Department of Commerce, April 12, 2021 Announcements Public hearing for Phase 3 rules 1 p.m. PST, Wednesday, April 28 Commerce will be holding a public hearing on a proposed rule to define two terms used in CETA: energy assistance need and low-income. The hearing is at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, April 28. The proposed rule defines […]

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April 12, 2021
2021 Washington State Legislative Report- Week 13
Week Thirteen Week 13 is now complete and the 2021 Legislative Session is winding down. Sunday, April 11th, is the final day for bills, other than those deemed necessary to implement the budget, to pass the opposite chamber from where they were introduced in order to keep advancing this session. After today there are no […]

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April 5, 2021
How many jobs could Governor Inslee’s Climate Commitment Act (CCA) create?
Source: The Washington Business Alliance, March 25, 2021 According to a recent report, the CCA (SB 5126) would not only protect jobs but also generate up to 195,000 full-time-equivalent job-years and generate up to $13 billion in employee compensation through 2030. Job creation is expected in areas that emphasize local labor, leading to $17 billion […]

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April 5, 2021
2021 Washington State Legislative Report- Week 12
Week Twelve Monday, April 5th marks the 85th day of the 105-day legislative session. Friday, April 2nd was the opposite house fiscal cutoff where all bills that are still in play needed to be voted out of their opposite house fiscal committee to stay alive. This week was full of long fiscal committee hearings and […]

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