Washington is the fifth state to pass a 100% clean energy target, defying the Trump administration’s attempts to prop up fossil fuels. Gov. Jay Inslee signs a bill that establishes a 100% clean energy target for Washington state. Sporting a ball cap that proclaimed “100%” in big yellow numbers, Washington Governor Jay Inslee signed a bill into law earlier this month that gives his state what many are calling the strongest clean energy standard in the nation. The law requires that 100% of Washington’s electricity come from clean energy sources by 2045 — and establishes an intermediate target for phasing out coal by 2025. Washington joins a growing group of states that are defying the Trump administration’s attempts to prop up fossil fuels by enacting clean energy targets that are pushing our nation — one state at a time — to shift from dirty to clean energy and take action to prevent catastrophic climate change. “In absence of federal leadership on climate, we’re seeing states step up,” says Jill Tauber, Earthjustice’s Vice President of Litigation for Climate & Energy. “Many states are committing to 100% clean energy, even though the Trump administration wants move in the opposite direction.” Washington […]

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