Protect the 100% clean energy bill. Demand utility transparency.
The good news: the 100% clean energy bill (SB 5116) has passed out of the State Senate and is now under consideration in the House. This legislation has the potential to be the strongest climate legislation ever passed in the nation!
The not-so-good news: utilities have included provisions in the bill that will make it possible for them to avoid having to follow the law by exaggerating their cost of compliance. In order to ensure that they don’t game the system, the 100% clean energy bill must include a provision mandating utility transparency with the Washington regulators (the Utilities and Transportation Commission or UTC).
Will you write to Spokane Representatives Riccelli and Ormsby and Senator Billig and ask them to vote in favor of mandating utility transparency?
Write to your representative: tell Olympia we want climate action now
With a new balance of power in Olympia, we are now poised to pass meaningful climate legislation in Washington State. Our elected representatives will do the right thing, if we, their constituents, demand real climate action now. Do you have a few minutes to write a letter to your state representatives and state senator? With your support, Washington can pass a state-wide 100% clean energy bill this year!
100% Fossil Free Spokane Campaign
Want Spokane to be a clean energy leader?
Burning fossil fuels, like coal, natural gas and petroleum products, is changing our climate even faster than scientists had predicted. We can have healthier communities, a strong economy and a livable future for our children powered by fossil-free energy. Astounding advances in clean energy technology and electric transportation make this goal attainable and economically advantageous.
We need to replace fossil fuels with wind and solar power, maximize energy efficiency in every sector, and transition our transportation system to renewably-sourced electric power.
The 100% Fossil Free Spokane Campaign supports passage of a City Resolution to achieve 100% renewable energy for the City’s community electricity supply by 2035, and to develop an updated Sustainability Action Plan to include specific strategies to meet or exceed City and State greenhouse gas reduction targets and to plan community resilience for a changing climate. Working together locally, we can bring more solar power, electric vehicles and clean energy to our communities – and move Spokane to 100% renewable energy, leaving a cleaner, healthier world for future generations.