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Concerning the energy independence act (Tarleton)

Revises the energy independence act and declares that this state can: Promote energy independence; create high quality
jobs in the clean energy sector; maintain stable and affordable rates for all customers, especially low-income customers; and protect clean air and water in the Pacific Northwest.

EFFECT OF 1ST SUBSTITUTE (Appropriations)
(1) Replaces the requirement that a natural gas utility's biennial conservation target be no lower than 1.5 percent of the natural gas utility's retail load, as calculated for the biennium, with a requirement that the natural gas utility's biennial conservation target be no lower than the following percentages of the natural gas utility's retail load, as calculated for the biennium: (1) At least 0.7 percent of its load by January 1, 2020; (2) at least one percent of its load by January 1, 2022; and (3) at least 1.5 percent of its load by January 1, 2025. (2) Requires a natural gas utility to include with its biennial conservation report an assessment of its expected timeline for serving its retail load with 50 percent renewable natural gas, 70 percent renewable natural gas, and 90 percent renewable natural gas. (3) Defines "renewable natural gas."

Hearing Date: Monday, February 05, 2018 -- 1:30 pm

WA State Legislature Link:
http://app.leg.wa.gov/billsummary?BillNumber=2402&Year=2017    (opens a new browser tab)