News Release | Environment Washington

States, executive branch cutting pollution even while Congress resists climate action

Even in the face of congressional obstruction, state governments and federal rules are playing a major role in U.S. progress to address climate change, a new report said today. In the next decade, existing state policies and federal measures such as the Clean Power Plan will cut carbon pollution by 1.1 billion metric tons, or 27 percent from 2005 levels.

News Release | Environment Washington

With State Leaders Debating Solar, Distributed Generation Bill, New Report Shows Solar Power’s Benefits

Seattle, WA – Homes and businesses with solar panels deliver more value to power customers and society than they receive through programs like net metering, a report said today, countering increasing complaints from utilities that solar homeowners don’t pay their fair share.

News Release | Environment Washington Research and Policy Center

Report: Wind energy, tax credits needed to combat global warming

Wind power in Washington could prevent 8 coal-fired power plants-worth of global warming pollution if wind supplied 30 percent of the nation’s electricity needs, according to a new analysis by Environment Washington Research & Policy Center. The analysis comes just as Congress considers whether to renew tax credits critical to wind development.

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Environment Washington Applauds Step Forward to Help Americans Breathe Easier

Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proposed new limits on ambient levels of ozone, the pollutant that can trigger headaches, nausea, asthma attacks and in the worst cases, premature death.