[ exact phrase in "" • ~10 sec • results by date ]

[ Google-powered • results by relevance ]


LOCATION/TYPE

News Home
Archive
RSS

Subscribe to RSS feed

Add NWW headlines to your site (click here)

Sign up for daily updates

Keep Wind Watch online and independent!

Donate $10

Donate $5

Selected Documents

All Documents

Research Links

Alerts

Press Releases

FAQs

Publications & Products

Photos & Graphics

Videos

Allied Groups

County Council to replace carbon-based power with clean wind energy  

Credit:  County approves 10- year agreement with Puget Sound Energy to purchase wind-generated electricity | Information provided by King County | Ballard News-Tribune | 03/07/2017 | www.ballardnewstribune.com ~~

The Metropolitan King County Council today unanimously approved legislation authorizing the purchase of renewable wind-generated electricity from Puget Sound Energy beginning in 2019. The energy will be sourced at the soon-to-be constructed Skookumchuck Wind Project in Thurston and Lewis Counties. 


“Today’s legislation is a significant step toward achieving towards King County’s goal of becoming a carbon-neutral government,” said Council Vice Chair Rod Dembowski, prime sponsor of the ordinance. “I am very proud that the County continues to lead on efforts to protect our environment and address climate change. From the boldest climate action plan in the country, to the soon-to-be largest all-electric battery bus fleet, King County continues to innovate and use new technologies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.” 


As part of the 2016 major update to the King County Comprehensive Plan, the Council directed the County Executive to develop a plan to make King County a carbon neutral government. Today’s action is a major step toward realizing that goal. In 2014, approximately 71 percent of the electricity consumed by King County government was greenhouse gas neutral, that number will increase to 95 percent following the implementation of today’s agreement. 


“I am excited the County and Puget Sound Energy will work together as we continue to innovate in producing clean and renewable energy for our region,” said Councilmember Jeanne Kohl-Welles, co-sponsor of the ordinance. 


The Skookumchuck Wind Project will be the largest wind power installation built in Western Washington. King County will play a major role in bolstering the project consuming more than 30 percent of the power produced at the new facility.

Source:  County approves 10- year agreement with Puget Sound Energy to purchase wind-generated electricity | Information provided by King County | Ballard News-Tribune | 03/07/2017 | www.ballardnewstribune.com

This article is the work of the source indicated. Any opinions expressed in it are not necessarily those of National Wind Watch.

Wind Watch relies entirely
on User Funding
Donate $5 PayPal Donate

Share:


News Watch Home

Get the Facts Follow Wind Watch on Twitter

Wind Watch on Facebook

Share

CONTACT DONATE PRIVACY ABOUT SEARCH
© National Wind Watch, Inc.
Use of copyrighted material adheres to Fair Use.
"Wind Watch" is a registered trademark.
Share

Wind Watch on Facebook

Follow Wind Watch on Twitter