November 21, 2019
New carbon and electricity markets workgroup announced
Source: UTC,. Nov. 19, 2019. LYMPIA, Wash. – The Washington Department of Commerce and the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission (UTC) today named 20 members to a workgroup that will examine market issues related to implementation of the state’s new clean electricity law, the Clean Energy Transformation Act (CETA). CETA requires that Washington’s electric utilities phase out […]

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November 18, 2019
Weekly Washington Clean Energy Transformation Act (CETA) Bulletin
Nov. 18, 2019. Don’t forget to also visit the CETA rulemaking web page. Announcements Nov. 27 comments due on potential rules for demonstrating compliance Commerce is requesting comments by Nov. 27 on potential rules concerning compliance requirements. The Oct. 21 meeting materials and our informal feedback notes may be useful in preparing comments. Dec. 6 […]

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November 15, 2019
UPDATE: Washington Election Results
Source: Brad Boswell, CleanTech Alliance Lobbyist, November 15, 2019. 206.300.6270, brad@boswellconsulting.org. This will be the final election update. The Secretary of State has until December 5th to certify the elections. There are 4.5 million registered voters in Washington State.  Right now counted turnout stands at 44.62%. So far, 2,009,657 votes have been counted.  It appears there […]

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November 12, 2019
Regulators invite comments on Integrated Resource Planning rulemaking
Source: UTC, Nov 8, 2019 Olympia, Wash. – The Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission invites the public to comment on a rulemaking to revise rules related to integrated resource planning, required by Washington’s 2019 clean energy legislation. Integrated resource plans (IRPs) are 20-year energy forecasts developed by utilities for planning purposes. The Clean Energy Transformation Act, […]

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November 12, 2019
UPDATE: Washington Election Results
Source: Brad Boswell, CleanTech Alliance Lobbyist, November 8, 2019. 206.300.6270, brad@boswellconsulting.org. Ballot counting continued today for the 4th day since election night and there are now roughly 260,000 ballots that still need to be counted. Voter turnout has risen to 38.62%, which is nearing the predicted 40%. Most races have not changed notably since our last […]

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November 8, 2019
UPDATE: Washington Election Results
Source: Brad Boswell, CleanTech Alliance Lobbyist, November 5, 2019. 206.300.6270, brad@boswellconsulting.org. Seattle City Council  Today we saw some significant changes in the Seattle City Council results as many of the business backed candidates lost ground. Most notably in District 3 Kshama Sawant closed the gap between her and Egan Orion to 739 votes, gaining 6 […]

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November 7, 2019
WA Department of Commerce: Proposed Rules and CR-102 for Appliance Standards Filed
Nov. 7, 2019 The Washington State Department of Commerce has filed its proposed rules and CR-102 for the appliance standards rulemaking. These documents will be published in the Washington State Register on Nov. 20 and are currently available on Commerce’s Appliance Standards webpage. A public hearing on these proposed rules will be held at 2 […]

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November 6, 2019
Washington Election Results
Source: Brad Boswell, CleanTech Alliance Lobbyist, November 5, 2019. 206.300.6270, brad@boswellconsulting.org. Ballots have been cast and preliminary results are now available for the 2019 Midterm General Election. Although ballots are still being processed and will not be considered official until the end of the week, we have a fairly clear picture of the results tonight.  […]

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November 6, 2019
Project to reintroduce salmon to the Columbia River system continues
Source: BC Local News, Nov 4, 2019 Work continues on how to bring salmon back to the Columbia River. Back in July, the five governments of the basin signed the Salmon Letter of Agreement, agreeing to work together to attempt to bring salmon back to the headwaters of Columbia Lake. “A piece of paper doesn’t […]

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