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Rain Doesn’t Prevent Washington’s Solar Market from Growing

Although Washington may not look like a prime location for solar power, the market is growing reliably, according to Washington Department of Commerce staff Glenn Blackmon, senior energy policy specialist; Dever Haffner-Ratliffe, program and grant manager; and Seth Kolodziejski, policy and contracts supervisor. In this joint written interview, they said...

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This photo of Arkabutla Lake, Mississippi evokes a hydropower project this fund has staked.

This photo of Arkabutla Lake, Mississippi evokes a hydropower project this fund has staked. (Photo by Sean Davis via Flickr Creative Commons.)

Policy Pinpoint: Bring a Flashlight on a Camping Trip

The Inflation Reduction Act blazes miles upon miles of trail with clear markers in what had been overgrown backcountry. And the inconclusive recent climate negotiations that the United Nations sponsored in Egypt work as charcoal-gray clouds overhead. Where are attentive capitalists placing investment now that scale is possible and challenges...
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And at the Edge, Beam Keeps Upping Its Off-Grid Charging Game

We wrote last year about Beam, the startup with plans to run electric-vehicle charging stations on on-site solar and pay for itself with advertising. Amid a call for a national mandate that would electrify half of the United States' cars, Beam kept reporting orders from cities and ran a test EV aircraft flight. This July 17 TV dispatch offers some details.
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How States Are Leading on Climate Action

"In Washington and many other states, we are using innovation and cooperation to grow jobs and protect the planet. As Washington’s governor, I know firsthand the obstacles states face when they respond to increasingly devastating floods, wildfires, and earthquakes, and other catastrophes made worse by a changing climate."

Washington Quick Data

Energy Efficiency:
Source: ACEEE
Buildings:
Score 7.50 / 9
Utilities:
Score 7.50 / 20
Transportation:
Score 8.50 / 12
Source: DSIRE
Energy Efficiency Programs:
103 Incentives and Policies
Solar Power:
Source: DSIRE
Renewable Energy Programs:
26 Incentives and Policies
Solar Energy Programs:
19 Incentives and Policies
Source: YPCCC
86%

of people in Washington support funding research into renewable energy sources in 2020.

(+1 of the national average)
(est. 4,890,708 of 5,661,460 adults)

last updated 8/31/2021

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