Energy

Brown named to nuclear-energy task force State Sen. Sharon Brown, R-Kennewick, today announced her appointment to the new Joint Select Task Force on Nuclear Energy. The bipartisan group of state senators and representatives will study the feasibility and economic benefits of increasing nuclear-power production in the state. “As our population grows, getting affordable, clean energy to... Read More...
Deep Dive: Energy and environment issues in the 2014 session As we’ve taken a deep dive into education and jobs, we’ve seen a clear pattern emerge. The Senate, with its bipartisan coalition focused on common-sense solutions, offers up legislation to address some of the challenges we face as a state, only to see needed reforms ignored in the House of... Read More...
Guest op-ed: ‘Double paying’ for clean energy hurts consumers By SEN. SHARON BROWN AND REP. SHELLY SHORT Nobody likes to pay twice for the same thing. Our inherent understanding of value and fairness encompasses this fact. Yet here in Washington state, energy consumers continually see their rates increase as they are forced to pay twice for energy efficiency upgrades... Read More...
Brown bill to lower energy costs and create jobs moves to House SB 6058 would allow hydro efficiency improvements to count as renewable under state mandate. Sen. Sharon Brown is calling on the House of Representatives to follow the Senate’s lead and pass her bill to reduce energy costs for residents and employers by formally recognizing incremental hydropower as a renewable form... Read More...
Brown pleased by 8th District tele-town hall turnout More than 3,100 Tri-Cities residents join legislators for community conversation The first question asked during Thursday night’s 8th Legislative District telephone town hall came from a Kennewick resident named John, who wanted to know how Gov. Jay Inslee’s plan to increase “green” fuel standards would impact the local economy. That... Read More...
Public weighs in on Brown’s bill to lower energy costs, create jobs SB 6058 would allow hydro efficiency improvements to count as renewable under state’s Energy Independence Act Washingtonians pay millions of dollars each year for improvements that generate hydroelectricity more efficiently. According to those testifying before the Senate Energy, Environment and Telecommunications Committee today, those investments should be recognized as an... Read More...
Tri-City Herald: Study to look at Tri-City-area small nuclear reactor The Tri-City Development Council is seeking bids to study the possible benefits of building a small modular nuclear reactor system at the Hanford nuclear reservation. Sen. Sharon Brown, R-Kennewick, made a successful budget request during the past state legislative session for $500,000 to study the manufacturing and advancement of small... Read More...
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