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July 20, 2024

Washington Energy Facility Site Evaluation Council (EFSEC)

Bureau of Land Management
Wash. Council OKs Reduced Version of Horse Heaven Hills Project
Washington’s EFSEC recommended approval for a slimmed-down version of a controversial wind project proposed for a site just south of the Tri-Cities in southeastern Washington.
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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.
Bureau of Land Management
Washington Renewable Developer Rankled by Siting Board Alterations
The developer of a large and controversial wind and solar farm in southeastern Washington contends the state’s siting body has ordered unscientific changes that make the project unviable.
Save Our Ridges
Large Wind and Solar Farm Panned by Washington State Locals
Many residents believe they do not have a voice in the fate of a controversial proposed wind turbine farm south of the Washington city of Kennewick.
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Inslee Approves 160 MW of Solar in Central Wash.
Gov. Jay Inslee announced that he has approved a plan by Cypress Creek Renewables to construct two large solar farms in Yakima County.
Washington State Democrats
Wash. Bill Seeks to Accelerate Renewable Buildout
A bill to boost construction of renewable power in Washington picked up support — ranging from strong to conditional — at a key Senate hearing.
Red Cliffs Desert Reserve
Hawks Key Concern in Draft EIS for Proposed Wash. Wind Farm
A draft environmental impact study for a proposed Washington wind and solar farm examines concerns about nesting areas for the region’s ferruginous hawks.
JH Kelly
IPP Gets Free Allowances Under Wash. Cap-and-trade Program
The non-utility owner of a Washington gas-fired power plant can receive free cap-and-trade allowances from the state, a government board decided.
HikeTriCities.com
Hearing Shows Solar Conflict in Sun-soaked Eastern Wash.
A proposed massive solar farm is stirring controversy in southeastern Washington, pitting farmers and unions against local officials and the region’s GOP.
Ellensburg Solar
‘Strength of Sunshine’ Brings Solar Projects to Wash. County
Solar farms are set to proliferate in sun-soaked Yakima County in central Washington.

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