The 100% Clean Energy bill just passed out of the Finance Committee this afternoon and is now one step closer to becoming law.
February 18, 2019
Last week, I spoke with a reporter about the 100% Clean Energy bill and how we can clean up our energy grid. Read the article “A ‘Green New Deal’ Is Already Taking Shape at the State Level”.
February 6, 2019
I am happy to report that my 100% Clean Energy bill passed out of committee on February 5. It goes to the Finance Committee next.
I have introduced House Bill 1211: Supporting Washington’s clean energy economy and transitioning to a clean, affordable, and reliable energy future. Here is a quick summary of what my bill proposes:
- Requires utilities to transition away from fossil fuel-generated electricity;
- Sets a preliminary “coal elimination” deadline by 2025;
- Sets a “net zero” deadline of 2030;
- Sets a “100% clean grid” deadline of 2045; and
- Extends existing sales tax exemptions for certain alternative energy equipment until 2030.
This is a critical step toward meeting greenhouse gas emission reduction goals. We must move forward by setting targets to meet and a plan to meet those targets. Climate change is real and Washingtonians are feeling the effects. If we want to build a better quality of life in our state and protect the environment and our economy, we must take action this year. Doing nothing is not an option.
I testified in front of the House Environment & Energy Committee on Tuesday on the importance of 100% Clean Energy. You can watch below.