Environment

Brown confirms ‘clean energy’ bill includes nuclear energy Sen. Sharon Brown, R-Kennewick, said she is disappointed that the clean-energy bill passed by the state Senate today does not specifically list nuclear energy as a source of clean electric power, but encouraged to receive confirmation from the bill’s prime sponsor that the measure in fact includes nuclear energy as... Read More...
House unanimously passes Brown bill to advance geothermal exploration By a vote of 98 to 0, the House of Representatives today passed a bill sponsored by Sen. Sharon Brown that advances research on renewable energy by improving the permitting process for geothermal exploration. “Geothermal energy is a clean, renewable, environmentally-friendly resource that new technology and research are making even... Read More...
Public weighs in on Brown’s bills to support jobs in clean energy Washington already has a one-stop process for locating major energy facilities; Sen. Sharon Brown has come up with a way to speed the process along and get to the job-creation part sooner. Today the Senate Energy, Environment and Telecommunications Committee held a public hearing on a measure that would streamline... Read More...
Gates’ clean-energy plan is on right track, Republican senators say Offers contrast with heavy-handed government mandates Similarities with Senate bill Has potential to increase job creation, rather than hamper it Two Republican state senators say Bill Gates has a powerful idea with his plan to spur private-sector development of clean-energy technologies – and they say it offers a dramatic contrast... Read More...
Brown measures to expand use of nuclear power clear Senate energy committee Today the Senate Energy, Environment and Telecommunications Committee approved a package of bills aimed at encouraging and expanding the use of nuclear power as part of the state’s carbon-reduction strategies. Sen. Sharon Brown, a member of the committee and the Legislature’s leading advocate for nuclear power, introduced the four measures,... Read More...
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...