December 10, 2023


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Cap-and-trade Subject of Employment Claim Against Wash.
A recently retired state economist has filed a claim against Washington, alleging he was ordered not to include cap-and-trade costs in a revenue forecast, leading to him to leave his position with the agency
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Wash. Cap-and-trade Opponents Advance Repeal Petition to Sec. of State

Opponents of Washington’s fledgling cap-and-trade program have delivered 418,399 signatures to the Secretary of State’s office in a push to repeal the program.

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Washington’s 2nd Cap-and-trade Reserve Auction Raises $259.5M
Washington's Nov. 8 cap-and-trade auction cleared all 5 million carbon emissions allowances put up for bid at a Tier 1 price of $51.90 the state's Ecology Department said. 
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Wash. Looks to Join California-Quebec Cap-and-Trade Market

The state will tentatively seek to link its cap-and-trade program with the California-Quebec carbon market in an effort to reduce the financial impact of pricing carbon in its economy.

Wash. Considers Eliminating EV Charger Chip Reader Requirement

Washington's Department of Agriculture is mulling a petition by the EV charging industry to eliminate a state requirement that public chargers contain a credit card chip reader for payments.

Washington Dept. of Ecology
Analysis Favors Wash. Linkage with Calif. Cap-and-trade Program
A decision by Washington to link its cap-and-trade program to the one shared by California and Quebec should benefit participants in both systems, according to preliminary analysis by the state.
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EBA Forum Examines the Details of the Grid’s Transition
A major focus at the Energy Bar Association meeting was on how to ensure reliability and affordability as the grid transitions to a cleaner future.
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Wash. Looks to Become Supplier to West Coast OSW Efforts

The state is looking to launch an effort to become an industrial supplier for the offshore wind sector expected to grow off the West Coast.

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Wash. Weighs Joining California-Quebec Cap-and-trade Program

Washington state officials expect to soon decide whether to join the California-Quebec cap-and-trade program.

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First Wash. Ferry Being Converted to Electric-diesel Hybrid

Washington has begun the first overhaul of a diesel ferry into an electric-fuel hybrid, with the converted boat expected to be operating by September 2024.

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