January 30, 2019 by stephenshubert
The Governor’s Action Agenda – Clean Energy; Southern Resident Orcas; Education, including birth to 3 preschool and universal home visits. Read the full address
“We see the answers to climate change all around us every day. Electric vehicles, solar panels on rooftops, energy efficient appliances, biofuels… new technologies are emerging every day,” Inslee said. “Driving down emissions and reducing carbon means harnessing that innovation and super-charging our efforts to do it more, do it bigger and do it faster. We can do this. We must do this. And we’ll all benefit from the economic growth and increased security that comes with it.”
Democratic legislators agree that climate action will be a priority in the upcoming legislative session.
“Our highest public and moral responsibility is to lift up the state’s quality of life and care about our grandchildren’s grandchildren,” said Sen. Reuven Carlyle. “This agenda is central to a long-term, strategic approach to the next generation of our state’s energy and climate policy. I’m particularly excited by the depth and breadth of alignment between the House, the Senate and the governor to move forward on meaningful climate action. Our economy, our environment and our children deserve no less.”
Of Course, our President slapped a 30% tariff on solar products:
“Probably because he hates anything President Obama did, Donald Trump has slapped an exorbitant 30% tariff on imported solar cells and panels.
This would devastate the solar power industry, which has made significant strides at reducing our dependence on fossil fuels and carbon dioxide emissions. The tariff would also eliminate tens of thousands of solar jobs this year.
It’s a huge step backwards, and a further act by this administration of climate science denial.” Daily Kos