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A rebate to green up your yard work

Sen. Reuven Carlyle wants to pay you to upgrade that gas-powered leaf blower you’ve been using to clear your yard and antagonize your neighbors. Carlyle,...Read More

Washington’s natural gas usage increased in 2020

The 2020 fuel mix report was released this week, and shows that while coal-fired power decreased slightly, the use of natural gas increased.  The report,...Read More

Adapt or mitigate? Washington Republicans roll out climate proposal

A new proposal from Washington State Republicans highlights the conversation around how to both reduce and mitigate emissions while adapting to a warming world, and...Read More

Takeaways from COP26 w/ Sen. Carlyle

A month ago, we spoke with Sen. Reuven Carlyle, chair of the Senate Environment, Energy and Technology Committee about his climate legislation goals for the...Read More

Committee Week: Emissions, zoning, evictions

Following up on our story from yesterday on this week’s committee meetings, we’re bringing you information from two more sessions. Just this week there will...Read More

Sen. Steve Hobbs discusses decarbonization, transportation

Sen. Steve Hobbs (D-Lake Stevens) was appointed by Gov. Jay Inslee to serve as Washington’s Secretary of State, leaving the legislature and his role as...Read More

Q&A: Sen. Reuven Carlyle on climate policy

Sen. Reuven Carlyle chairs the Senate Environment, Energy and Technology and was instrumental in passing a number of climate bills in recent years, including as...Read More

A closer look at grid reliability and clean energy

How to maintain energy reliability while transitioning to a clean electric grid will be a key issue for state and federal agencies, as well as...Read More

Sixty-six WA lawmakers sign letter urging Biden administration to support Hanford workers

Sixty-six lawmakers from both parties have signed a letter to President Joe Biden urging his administration to withdraw a challenge to the Washington State law...Read More

Funding came too late for this year’s wildfires, but will help in the future

Wildfires this year presented a unique challenge to state agencies tasked with fighting them as drought conditions sparked more than 1,900 blazes.  While last September’s...Read More