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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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Ninth Circuit Orders Amendments to Northwest Power & Conservation Council’s Sixth Power Plan

While rejecting the potentially most far-reaching claim of the environmental petitioners, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit yesterday remanded the Northwest Power and Conservation …

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Washington’s Attorney General Will Address I-937 Conservation Requirements

Yesterday, the office of Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson issued a notice that it will provide a formal opinion on several legal questions that are critical to …

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Eric Christensen to Speak at July 8 Northwest Power & Conservation Council Symposium

Please join us on July 8 here in Seattle for the Northwest Power & Conservation Council’s Symposium on Pacific Northwest Power Markets. GTH partner Eric Christensen will …

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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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Power Planning Council Suggests Need for 350 MW of New Generation by 2017

The most recent projections from the Northwest Power & Conservation Council (“NPCC”) suggest that electric demand in the Pacific Northwest is finally recovering from effects of the …

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