Solar Bill: E2SHB 2346 voted out of the State House; moves to the Senate
The Washington State House of Representatives this week voted 77-20 in favor of the engrossed second substitute version of House Bill 2346. The bill now resides in the Senate Committee on Energy, Environment and Telecommunications. A public hearing has been set for Wednesday, February 24 at 1:30pm.
Solar Bill Has Momentum So Far
SHB 2346 has been voted out of the Technology and Economic Development Committee with a Do Pass recomendation, but with incentive rates that are lower than those in the original bill. It was then referred to the Appropriations Committee where it had a hearing on Feb 4th. We are working with members of that committee to see if those rates can be restored.
Phinney Neighborhood Remodel Fair Next Sunday Jan 31, 11-4
If you have a remodel project that you are planning, or would like to plan, or have already planned and would like to build, this is the fair for you. Meet local architects, builders, suppliers, trade contractors, city departments, and take in one of the informative talks. Come by and see us!
Washington Poised to Increase Solar and the Bottom Line
The people of the State of Washington have spoken; let there be a more equitable solar incentive program. HB 2346, brought by sponsors Representatives Jeff Morris and Norma Smith, will accomplish that by reducing incentive rates and widening the circle of solar energy producers.
Solar Tax Credit Set to Renew!
We're dreaming of a Green Christmas! The U.S. solar and wind power industries will mark the holidays with heightened spirits after receiving multi-year extensions of their coveted renewable energy tax credits from a divided Congress.
Mason County PUD Community Solar!
Over 200 people have expressed interest in Mason County Public Utility District No. 3's community solar program. The utility is only the third in Washington State to launch such a program, after Seattle City Light and Clark Public Utilities.
Fasten Your Seatbelts
It's going to be a bumpy ride. El Nino's back and is enhanced by increased global temperatures and atmospheric water vapor. It will be warmer and wetter in the West, with more energetic storms.
It's Easy Being Green
Sorry, Kermit, but we can't agree with that refrain you sing because we know that living with a light carbon footprint is no problem; in fact it's easy. Some would say that people can't be bothered to live sustainably, that it's inconvenient, but I contend that it is harder to not live green...
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