Sneak Peek Webinar Invitation
Register now for our Friday January 7th webinar, with an exciting preview of 2022 activity in Olympia, as well as an insider’s review of recent proceedings in Glasgow — featuring Washington State Senator Reuven Carlyle, Mary Grady, Executive Director of the American Carbon Registry and — just announced — Anna Lising, Senior Energy Policy Advisor at the Governor’s office.
This first year of “The Decisive Decade” in climate action saw our state take the lead in smart carbon policy, accelerating our economy toward a cleaner and more prosperous future. That included passage of Washington’s historic Climate Commitment Act (CCA) and the Low Carbon Fuel Standard. Now in 2022, advocacy turns to action.
State Senator Reuven Carlyle, lead sponsor of the CCA and a participant of COP26 in Glasgow, is uniquely positioned to provide a perspective on what states are contributing to global efforts and will give us an early peek at the upcoming 2022 legislative session in Olympia.
Mary Grady — also a participant at COP26 in Glasgow — will report from her perspective as an accomplished leader in the development and management of carbon markets globally, at Winrock International, the International Emissions Trading Association, and the World Economic Forum’s Natural Climate Solutions Alliance.
Anna Lising attended COP26 alongside Governor Inslee and other members of his team. She will discuss Governor Inslee’s 2022 clean energy proposals. Among those are investments of more than half a billion dollars ($626.5M) in the state’s climate strategy, including $100 million in electric vehicles incentives and funding to electrify the WA State ferries.
The governor’s proposal would also invest more in industrial decarbonization through a $50 million fund for carbon reduction at energy intensive facilities. This fund would help to retain and improve manufacturing in the state. Other investments help the state develop, demonstrate and deploy clean energy technologies. A $100 million program for solar installation and energy storage grants is included in the governor’s budget to accelerate the transition to 100% clean energy while also providing high-paying jobs.
Attendance is expected to be at “standing Zoom only”, with so many interested in contributing to the future of climate policy. We hope you can join us and help build momentum as we move into the action phase of our legislative and rule making efforts — and look to inspire other states to follow our lead.