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Cap-and-Invest rules finalized

Washington state reached a major climate action milestone today as the Department of Ecology announced it has finalized Cap-and-Invest regulations:


Washington’s Decisive Decade An Emerging Roadmap for Transportation Decarbonization & Cleaner Air

With the transportation sector accounting for 45% of the state’s emissions, it will receive the majority of upcoming investments from the Climate Commitment Act (CCA). We are firmly in the Decisive Decade for transportation decarbonization in Washington.
Where can we best invest CCA funds to both reduce carbon emissions and improve air quality?
Which projects will provide the strongest return on investment?
What metrics can we use to objectively prioritize opportunities?


Washington D.C. Solar Panels: Pricing and Incentives

The nation’s capital has over 16,000 homes powered by solar energy. Washington D.C. derives over 43 percent of its energy from solar sources. The cost of solar panels has lowered by 43 percent over the last five years, making residential solar power a much more affordable energy option than ever before.


To accelerate the transition to a clean economy with prosperity for all

Clean & Prosperous Washington is a team of business leaders working along with labor, tribes, environmental organizations, and social justice advocates to enact and implement smart climate policies in Washington state. We inform approaches to drive down greenhouse gas emissions, improve health and job outcomes, propel a stronger, more globally-competitive economy, and serve as a beacon of best-in-the-nation climate action for other states to emulate.


Washington State Profile and Energy Estimates

Washington benefits from access to abundant low-cost energy, and its significant renewable energy resources, especially hydroelectric power, are major contributors to the state’s economy. Washington is the nation’s largest producer of hydroelectric power and is home to one of the largest hydroelectric power plants in the world. The Columbia River, second only to the Mississippi in volume of water flow among the nation’s rivers, enters Washington near the state’s northeastern corner and flows in an arc through the eastern half of the state.


Aji P. v. State of Washington

Our Children’s Trust has supported youth plaintiffs in Washington since 2011, most recently in the youth-led constitutional climate case, Aji P. v. State of Washington. Thirteen youth plaintiffs from across the state of Washington filed Aji P. v. State of Washington was filed in King County Superior Court on February 16, 2018.


The State of Climate Adaptation in Public Health An Assessment of 16 U.S. States

EcoAdaptpartnered with the Natural Resources Defense Council to assess the state of climate adaptation planning and implementation for climate-related threats to public health in 16 U.S. states.