December 3, 2023

Washington Energy Facility Site Evaluation Council (EFSEC)

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.
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.
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Winners and Losers Among Wash. Climate Bills
A bill to impose a fee on banks investing in fossil fuels was among the biggest losers in the recent Washington state legislative session.
Wines of Washington State
Dueling Bills Have Different Takes on Wash. Siting Council
Two Washington bills seek opposite outcomes for the state’s Energy Facility Site Evaluation Council.
OneEnergy Renewables
Inslee Approves 80-MW Goose Prairie Solar Farm
Gov. Jay Inslee approved the 80-MW Goose Prairie solar farm to be built in Central Washington.
National Audobon Society
Proposed Wash. Solar Farm Splits Green Sympathies
Green energy advocates clashed with activists aiming to protect the habitat of an endangered bird species at a hearing on a proposed solar farm in Central Wash.

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