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Has Cap & Invest Worked Elsewhere?

Yes! Cap & Invest is working in a variety of jurisdictions. In fact it’s because Cap & Invest works so well that it’s gaining traction globally. Washington will be following a proven path, learning from and improving upon the experience of...

Carbon pricing is here to stay

Globally, there is strong consensus that carbon pricing works, and is central to turning the tide on climate change. Even China has put a price on carbon emissions. In the EU, results are significant: capped emissions from stationary sources...

Commitment to Environmental Justice

For far too long far too many in our state have suffered a disproportionate share of environmental harm. This is not new news. We can see it mapped. And now, with the Climate Commitment Act (CCA, SSB 5126) we can do something about it.  Currently...

Momentum Builds as Cap & Invest Clears Key Senate Committee

Thanks to Senators Carlyle, Hobbs, Das, Liias, Nguyen, Stanford and Wellman for their leadership in bringing historic progress on climate policy to Olympia! This morning, the Senate Environment, Energy and Technology Committee passed the cap &...

This moment

On our Climate Commitment webinar last week, Senator Reuven Carlyle spoke about “this moment” in our state’s journey to meet our climate change challenge.  A moment when we can achieve an economy-wide transformation with a proven-effective Cap...

Webinar: The Climate Commitment Act: A Time for Action

February 12, 2021 How can Washington address climate change? Why is now the time for action?  Washington’s carbon emissions have grown 8% since 2012. We can’t wait. It’s time to implement an economy-boosting program to reduce emissions by enacting...

Climate bill update with Senator Carlyle

The Climate Commitment Act will drive emissions reduction and economic gains, kicking off a cycle of progress for Washington. Revenue generated gets invested back in clean energy, health, electrified transportation, natural lands, local jobs and...

A golden opportunity to invest in our Evergreen state

Washington’s Climate Commitment Act will reduce emissions, while raising billions of dollars from large carbon emitters that will be invested in a resilient recovery and clean economy. Investments in clean energy, transportation and buildings will...

Now is the time to act on our commitment to the climate

The Climate Commitment Act (CCA) is designed to deliver emissions reduction with certainty while realizing critical co-benefits that create a more prosperous and more resilient Washington. To achieve legislated limits (45% below 1990 levels by...

Creating Jobs is Job #1

Is the Climate Commitment Act really a “Jobs Commitment Act”? Well, in a way it is. Consider this: According to an analysis by the Low Carbon Prosperity Institute, every million dollars invested in the Resilient Recovery Portfolio (the sort of...

What’s the playbook for winning the future?

The global economy is transitioning to a clean energy future, and as with every change, there will be winners and losers. Washington state is well positioned to be a winner in the new economy. Governor Inslee says, “Washington’s culture of...

Can we really cut emissions nearly in half by 2030?

Statewide greenhouse gas emissions approached 100 million tons as of 2018.1  More action is sorely needed. Largely behind the certainty of emissions reductions required by the  Cap & Invest approach of the Climate Commitment Act, we really can...

Climate Commitment Act One-Pager

Finally. True climate progress that will create jobs. It’s never been more urgent to cut carbon emissions. With more frequent and devastating wildfires on top of the health and economic crises from COVID-19, we need a comprehensive solution for our...

Climate Commitment Act (SB 5126) Bill Summary

The Climate Commitment Act is designed to deliver emissions reduction with certainty while achieving critical co-benefits that create a more prosperous and more resilient Washington.  In 2020, the Washington State legislature increased ambition for...

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