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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...

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.

2nd Annual Future of Carbon Policy Forum

2nd Annual Future of Carbon Policy Forum December 12, 2019The 2nd Annual Future of Carbon Policy Forum brought together over 100 participants to build momentum and collaboration in achieving carbon reduction goals in the state. Eight presenters, each well versed in...

Visualizing cost-managed approaches to reducing WA emissions

To date, there is no Washington Specific MAC Curve that provides more than a cursory glance at carbon reduction measures specific to our state. The Clean & Prosperous Institute (CaPI) has decided that the time has come to undertake a more comprehensive, statewide look at MAC opportunities in our state. CaPI is actively looking for partners and funders to carry this project through to a robust tool for policymakers and businesses.

Appendix A: Initiative 1631 Funding to Offset Increases In Lower Income Energy Burdens

To project the potential for revenue to be used for relieving the energy burden of people with lower incomes CaPI examined data on median household income by county (American Community Survey (ACS), 2016) and the share by county of income to poverty levels (also from the ACS, 2016). By this method, 39.7% of the populations would be covered by either the federal poverty line or the area median income designation. Including 40.8% in rural counties and 39.4% in urban counties.

Volcanoes, Forests, and Farms: A Carbon Policy That Works for Washington—and Puts All of Washington to Work

We absolutely must sequester carbon on a large scale, and this technology is one of several with the potential to implement Plan B — carbon negativity. Washington is possibly the best region in the world do to so economically. The combination of Washington’s biomass-producing industries and unique geologic formations make us uniquely well suited to the task.

Wasted energy: Increasing efficiency can reverse a major drag on Washington’s prosperity

Clean & Prosperous Institute (CaPI) analysis indicates that Washingtonians spent over $24 billion on energy in 2015 – down from nearly $28 billion in 2014 – with nearly 60% ($13 billion) spent on wasted energy. Efficiency gains are an opportunity to generate immediate economic benefit and foster a clean technology boom.