Clean Energy Initiative 937, passed by voters in 2006, requires WA state’s major utilities to increase the amount of new renewable resources to 15% by 2020. We will once again be tracking any legislative attempts to amend 937 in 2010 and we’ll need your help and full support to ensure that no changes to 937 […]
Issues: Renewable Energy
Clean, renewable energy sources – including wind, solar and geothermal power – do not pollute our air or our water and will never run out, unlike coal, natural gas and other fossil fuels. While fossil fuels are still the dominant source of electricity worldwide, renewable energy development is on the rise.
Last week, Washington Governor Chris Gregoire approved the Desert Claim wind project in Kittitas County, eight miles north of Ellensburg, WA.
Energy Efficiency Financing Act – SB 6656 … Modifications to the Citizen’s Clean Energy Initiative 937 – SB 6672
American Rivers, Climate Solutions, NW Energy Coalition, Renewable Northwest Project, Sierra Club, Washington Conservation Voters, Washington Environmental Council
Check out this FAQ sheet to find out more about the Initiative does and what you can do to help protect it from special interests.
On this page we will collect all of the media exposure relating to I-937 and ESSB 5840.
Using simple smart water heaters to integrate intermittent renewables
– Wind-generated power is clean, relatively cheap and available in large quantities. But the wind itself is quite unpredictable, so much so that for each average megawatt (aMW) of wind power we need, we must erect about 3 megawatts of turbine capacity, since actual output could be anywhere from 0 to 3 megawatts at any instant.
Some commonly made claims and frequently asked questions about what the Initiative does and does not do.
Concerned about 937’s impact on consumers and low-income residents of Washington state? This letter to the members of the Washington State Legislature from Michael Karp, Executive Director of A World Institute for a Sustainable Humanity, addresses how the Clean Energy Initiative will help protect low-income families from higher utility bills and provide local jobs and income.