February 25, 2024

Industrial Decarbonization

National Press Club
Granholm Praises Impact of US Clean Energy Industrial Policy
Clean energy policies funded by the IRA and IIJA have been key to the U.S. economy’s strong performance, Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm said at the National Press Club.
Washington Senate Democrats
Wash. Lawmakers Propose Credits to Defray Cap-and-invest Costs

Washington legislators are proposing to give the state’s utilities $150 million to be rebated back to residents to help them defray costs associated with the state’s cap-and-invest program.

Legislative Support Services
Carbon Market Linkage Bill Passes Wash. Senate
The specter of a November referendum on Washington’s cap-and-invest program hovered over the state Senate when it passed a bill to link the program with the California-Quebec system.
Md. Lawmakers Load up on Clean Energy Bills
More than 70 energy-related laws have been introduced in the first month of the Maryland General Assembly’s 2024 session.
Puget Soundkeeper
Bill to Create Wash. Oil Market Oversight Agency Dies in Committee
A Washington bill that would have created a new agency to monitor the state’s oil industry has died in committee.
Renewable Thermal Group Releases Industrial Decarbonization Plan

The Renewable Thermal Collaborative contends electrification should be a major component of any plan to decarbonize industrial thermal energy use.

Wash. Bill Seeks Increased Monitoring of Petroleum Sector
The bill to create a new agency to monitor activity in Washington's petroleum market details five pages of the kind of information the body would have to collect from oil companies.
Washington Senate Democrats
Bill Would Integrate Wash. Cap-and-trade with California-Quebec Program

A bill to link Washington’s cap-and-trade program with the California-Quebec combined system drew no immediate opposition when it was introduced, but did collect several requests for technical changes.

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Group Says Inslee, Dems Knew About Cap-and-invest Impact
A Seattle-based conservative think tank says the Washington governor knew nearly a decade ago that a cap-and-invest program in the state would increase gas prices.
Cap-and-invest to Loom Large in Wash. Legislative Session

Washington’s one-year-old cap-and-invest program will be one of the dominant issues during the state’s 2024 legislative session, which begins Jan. 8.

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