May 18, 2024

Jay Inslee

Wash. Sets Income Levels for Help with Buying or Leasing EVs
The state of Washington announced it will offer financial aid for residents of modest income wanting to buy or lease electric vehicles.
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Solar Developer Seeks Inslee’s OK for 60-MW Eastern Wash. Project
The Wallula Gap project could also include an optional battery energy storage system not to exceed the nameplate capacity of the facility.
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Suit Alleges Job Retaliation over Wash. Cap-and-invest Projections
A former Washington DOT economist is suing the state over allegations he was forced out of his job because his superiors did not like his forecasts showing that gas prices would jump under cap-and-invest.
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Wash. Lawmakers Propose Credits to Defray Cap-and-invest Costs

Washington legislators are proposing to give the state’s utilities $150 million to be rebated back to residents to help them defray costs associated with the state’s cap-and-invest program.

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Bill to Create Wash. Oil Market Oversight Agency Dies in Committee
A Washington bill that would have created a new agency to monitor the state’s oil industry has died in committee.
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Group Says Inslee, Dems Knew About Cap-and-invest Impact
A Seattle-based conservative think tank says the Washington governor knew nearly a decade ago that a cap-and-invest program in the state would increase gas prices.
Cap-and-invest to Loom Large in Wash. Legislative Session

Washington’s one-year-old cap-and-invest program will be one of the dominant issues during the state’s 2024 legislative session, which begins Jan. 8.

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Inslee Unveils Plans for $941M in Extra Wash. Cap-and-trade Revenue
Washington expects to collect $941 million in extra cap-and-invest program money in the first half of 2024, bringing overall income to roughly $3 billion in the first 18 months.
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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.

Oil Companies Resisting Climate Action, Inslee, Climate Panelists Say

Oil companies are increasingly resisting climate change measures, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee and a panel of climate experts told a group of University of Washington engineering students.

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