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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November 6, 2019
Commerce awards $483K for wood energy projects
Source: WA State Department of Commerce, Nov 5, 2019 The Washington State Department of Commerce today announced $482,768 in grants from the Forest Products Financial Assistance Program to four proposed projects that provide heat, power, engineered fuel products and/or significant energy efficiency improvements. The program emphasizes projects that use woody biomass from forestry management activities […]

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November 5, 2019
Second Annual Future of Carbon Policy Conference
December 12 | Mercer Island, WA Sponsored by the Washington Business Alliance and the Low Carbon Prosperity Institute, the Second Annual Future of Carbon Policy will take place on December 12 from 4-6 p.m. Join other leaders for a high level perspective on Washington State’s progress towards effective climate change management. We’ll review what’s working, what’s not, and […]

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November 4, 2019
Weekly Clean Energy Transformation Act (CETA) Bulletin
Source: Department of Commerce, November 4, 2019. Comments on energy assistance programs (Section 12) open until Dec. 4 A discussion draft following the low-income and equity workshop, being held Nov. 4 in Tacoma, will be posted by Nov. 8 and held open for comment until Dec. 4. The discussion draft will be used to develop […]

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October 28, 2019
Washington Clean Energy Legislation Update
Source: Amy Wheeless, Policy Associate, NW Energy Coalition, (206) 621-0094, amy@nwenergy.org. With all of the important climate and energy legislation that passed in the 2019 legislative session here in Washington, there now come many rulemakings to implement the intent of that legislation. Many of the deadlines for which rulemakings need to conclude are in the […]

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October 24, 2019
Puget Sound Energy wants 14% increase on natural-gas bills
Source: David Gutman, Seattle Times, October 24, 2019 Puget Sound Energy wants to increase natural-gas bills by 14%, about $8 a month for a typical customer and the latest in a slew of rate increases from local utilities. The utility is adjusting its rates to reflect wholesale natural-gas prices over the past year, which were […]

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