April 17, 2024

Washington Department of Commerce (WA DC)

Western RTO Group Seeking $800K in DOE Funding
The West-Wide Governance Pathways Initiative is seeking $800,000 in federal grants to support its administrative and outreach needs as it works to lay the foundation for an independent Western RTO.
Pacific Northwest Hydrogen Association
NW Hydrogen Hub Supporters Celebrate Region’s Application, Potential
Backers of a proposal intended to draw federal funding to create a hydrogen hub in the Pacific Northwest say their application is ready to be submitted.
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Washington Poised to Become Net Electricity Importer by 2050
The push for decarbonization will transform Washington from a key exporter of electricity to a net importer by mid-century, a state agency has found.
Washington Dept. of Ecology
Cap-and-trade Revenues Still an Unknown for Wash. Lawmakers
Washington lawmakers won’t know until mid-March how much cap-and-trade revenue they will be able to spend during the 2023-25 budget period.
Inslee Seeks Public/Private Cooperation on EV Charging Stations
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee thinks the state government should explore joining with businesses to build and share EV charging sites.
Washington Dept. of Commerce
Northwest States Collaborate to Win Hydrogen Hub
Washington, Oregon and Idaho are preparing a joint proposal to become a regional hydrogen manufacturing and distribution hub.
The Pew Charitable Trust
Washington Agencies Adopt New Rules to Implement CETA
Two Washington agencies said they reached a “major milestone” in nailing down new rules to implement the state’s 2019 Clean Energy Transformation Act.
Washington Dept. of Commerce
Washington Looks to Boost Prospects for Winning Hydrogen Hub
Washington officials are working to bolster the state’s case to land one of the nation’s federally funded hydrogen hubs.
Gov. Jay Inslee via Twitter
Inslee Partially Vetoes Wash. Siting Council Bill
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee angered Republicans when he vetoed a section of a bill that called for study of the impact of solar and wind farms on rural areas.
Washington Senate Democrats
Green Hydrogen Bill Passes Wash. Legislature
A bill is headed to Washington Gov. Jay Inslee to create a new state office to support development of green hydrogen and other alternative fuels.

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