Clean & Prosperous Washington

Research Highlights

Call for nominations

Governor Jay Inslee presented the first annual David & Patricia Giuliani Clean Energy Entrepreneur Award to Kenworth Truck Company. The second award winner was Myno Carbon. The third award presentation will be at our upcoming Future of Carbon Policy Forum, and nominations are now open.

Do Climate Commitment Act allowance prices get passed through to the pump?

Compared to a simple pass-through assumption on allowance prices (non-consigned average $53.32 through August’s APCR auction, translating to 42 cents per gallon of gasoline), the WA vs. OR year-to-date average of 27 cents per gallon indicates around 70% pass-through. This level of pass-through is consistent with the range described in the peer-reviewed literature.

BioSequestration Policy Pathways

BioSequestration Policy Pathways
A policy research and evaluation effort led by:
The Clean & Prosperous Institute

Our Operating Framework
Climate change is real, caused mostly by combusting fossil fuels
It’s a crisis –
Risk to our health, way of life, and economy
IPCC: we only have 10 years to cut net emissions in half.
The severity of the crisis depends on the net of:
+ Ongoing GHGs emissions
– Atmospheric GHGs absorbed and stored on the planet (“sequestration”)
Bio-sequestration can
play a major role in meeting our net reductions
~30% of gross emissions are being offset by naturally occurring biosequestration
Create a stable and growing financial boon for Rural America – “farming carbon”