Thanks to the hard work of so many, legislators in Olympia passed the Solar Fairness Act today to mark Earth Day, along with several other precedent-setting climate and clean energy bills. The solar industry is hopeful that Governor Inslee will sign these bills into law in the weeks to come. Thanks to the state’s many solar supporters for making possible a major leap toward a clean energy future. Now SIW will work to ensure that the potential of the Solar Fairness Act and other clean energy bills are fully realized.
- The Solar Fairness Act gives solar in Washington a level playing field by allowing distributed solar projects to continue to benefit from net metering. It will increase Washington’s energy mix to at least 1% solar.
- The 100% Clean Electricity Act will kick start Washington’s equitable, clean energy transformation. The bill contains groundbreaking changes to the way the state’s utilities do business, and makes Washington one of only a handful of states in the country to have a 100% clean grid mandate.
To confirm these bills as state law, Governor Inslee must sign them in the next several weeks. More to come on the bills’ final passage later this month or next.