Clean & Prosperous Washington

Carbon Reduction Investments

What can WA learn from CA? Come join us to find out.

Leaders are learners. Washington state is a climate action leader. And that’s good for Washington, as it positions us well to prosper in the burgeoning clean economy. But we’re not alone, as other states too are innovating in business and public policy.  Washington’s...

Washington’s Decisive Decade

Washington’s Decisive Decade An Emerging Roadmapfor Transportation Decarbonization& Cleaner AirWith the transportation sector accounting for 45% of the state’s emissions, it will receive the majority of upcoming investments from the Climate Commitment Act (CCA)....

3rd Annual Future of Carbon Policy Forum

3rd Annual Future of Carbon Policy Forum Wednesday, November 18, 2020, 3:00 PM – 5:15 PM PSTWith the election results coming into focus, states will continue to be sources of leadership on carbon policy. What does the future hold for Washington State? Join us on...

Building Back Better

This report analyzes the potential jobs and community health benefits created by a sample portfolio of investments in Washington State. We find that investing in clean transportation, forest conservation and ecosystem restoration, clean energy, water and energy efficiency, low carbon agriculture, and sustainable industry supports over ten jobs per million dollars invested. By comparison, the state’s ten largest industries support 4.3 jobs per million dollars invested. Additionally, we find that every million dollars invested in these programs accrues $2.4 million in clean air and climate benefits. These findings can help state policymakers design an economic recovery plan in response to the COVID-19 crisis that maximizes both job creation and the long-term health of Washington communities.

Poll: Washington Voters Support Aligned Action on Transportation and Climate

Washingtonians overwhelmingly see climate change as real, urgent, and requiring strong, comprehensive action. According to new poll results, more than three-quarters of voters believe we cannot rely on Washington, DC to solve climate change, and nearly 70% of voters...

Press Release: Supreme Court Sets the Stage for Legislative Action on System-Wide Carbon Reductions

Legislature expected to continue progress on comprehensive Cap & Invest bill.
Seattle, WA – January 16, 2020 – Today’s Supreme Court ruling restricting the Department of Ecology’s authority to cap greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) creates a patchwork of regulations that are at odds with effective carbon reduction policy. The legislature can advance a comprehensive solution, covering the full economy to achieve our increasing needs for carbon reduction with fairness and economic efficiency.

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