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Governor Inslee Issues Comprehensive Executive Order on Climate Change

Washington Governor Jay Inslee today issued an Executive Order that will address Washington’s greenhouse gas (“GHG”) emissions on many different fronts. Issued in apparent response to the …

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I-937 Updates: New Legislation and New Administrative Rules May Alter Washington’s Renewable Portfolio Standard

As a result of both legislative and administrative action, several notable changes to Washington’s Initiative 937 (“I-937”, also known as the Washington Energy Independence Act) are on …

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State Energy Office Concludes Non-Utility Conservation Can Be Used for I-937 Compliance

The Washington State Energy Office (which operates within the Department of Commerce) recently issued an Advisory Opinion of considerable importance to utilities required to meet Initiative 937’s …

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Gov. Inslee Fills Key Energy and Natural Resource Positions With A Mix of Insiders and Experienced Government Hands

With this week’s announcement that David W. Danner has been appointed the new Chairman of the Washington Utilities & Transportation Commission (“UTC”), Washington Governor Jay Inslee has …

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