July 21, 2024

Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission (WA UTC)

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Pathways Initiative to Act Fast on ‘Stepwise’ Governance Plan
Backers of the West-Wide Governance Pathways Initiative say they want to move quickly on first part of their proposed plan to shift CAISO’s governance to an independent entity.
Wash. Bill Seeks Increased Monitoring of Petroleum Sector
The bill to create a new agency to monitor activity in Washington's petroleum market details five pages of the kind of information the body would have to collect from oil companies.
Controlled Thermal Resources
Climate Resilience Takes Center Stage at NARUC

California PUC President Alice Reynolds set the tone for the theme of climate resilience at the group's annual meeting with a story about the history of the Salton Sea.

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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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Critics Seek Changes to Wash. EV Road Usage Fee Bill
Critics of a Washington bill to impose a road usage fee on electric and hybrid vehicles lined up to testify at the state capitol.
Seattle City Light
EV Road Usage Charge Bill Floated in Wash. House
The bill to create a road usage fee for electric and hybrid vehicles in Washington is more of a conversation starter than a nailed-down piece of legislation.
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.
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 Considers EV Fee to Offset Lost Gas Taxes
Washington lawmakers are considering a bill to apply a per-mile charge to EVs to compensate for expected lost gas tax revenues.
Conflict Looms over Washington Gas Utility GHG Bill
A Washington bill would require natural gas utilities to create GHG reduction plans by 2024. Industry critics say that's too soon.

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