Voters passed Initiative 937 in 2006 to build on Washington’s clean energy heritage. At the time, new renewable energy made up less than 1% of the region’s electricity mix, even though new renewables would reduce risks and boost our economy.
Six years after its passage, I-937 is doing exactly what Washington voters wanted. Official utility reports show all 17 are meeting or exceeding their clean energy targets. And Washington is benefiting from billions of investment dollars, local economic stimulus, new jobs, lower electric bills, healthier homes and cleaner air.
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KYRS Thin Air Community Radio, Local news Sept. 26
Avista Utilities and Inland Power & Light recorded impressive accomplishments over the first reporting period for Washington’s clean energy law, I-937. Marc Krasnowsky and Nancy Hirsh of the NW Energy Coalition are guests. – Listen Online.
Spokane Journal of Business, Sept.28
Avista, Inland Power clear initial clean energy hurdles
Electric companies lauded by NW Energy Coalition for efficiencies achieved
Regional electricity providers Avista Utilities and Inland Power & Light Co., both of Spokane, have recorded impressive accomplishments during the first reporting period for Washington’s clean energy law, Initiative 937, says a primary sponsor of the law voters passed in 2006.
The Spokesman-Review, Sept. 28
Editorial: Utilities’ sustainability efforts worthy of applause
Avista Utilities and Inland Power & Light Co. were among the top performing utilities in rankings released this week by the NW Energy Coalition. The two Spokane-based utilities were regional leaders in adopting efficiency measures that reduce the need for new generating resources of all kinds: Inland placed first, Avista tied for second among the 17 that were scored. They deserve recognition for their achievements. – Read the full article online.
The Olympian, Oct. 16
Utilities meeting, exceeding clean-energy goals
Electric utilities serving the South Sound area are meeting or exceeding the clean-energy requirements of voter-approved Initiative 397, according to a report released today by the NW Energy Coalition. Read more here.