Washington Gov. Jay Inslee and B.C. Premier John Horgan announced the new Clean Grid Initiative on a panel moderated by Seattle Metro Chamber CEO Marilyn Strickland at the Cascadia Innovation Corridor Conference. (GeekWire Photo / Monica Nickelsburg) Washington state and British Columbia are partnering to share resources and work together as each government pursues ambitious clean energy goals. Washington Gov. Jay Inslee and British Columbia Premier John Horgan announced the new Joint Clean Grid Initiative on stage at the Cascadia Innovation Corridor Conference in Seattle on Thursday. The initiative will establish a working group with representatives of the two governments that will study ways to align B.C. and Washington’s efforts to transition to an energy grid powered by 100 percent renewable sources. The Joint Clean Grid Initiative will hold a summit at a yet-to-be-determined location in the spring of 2020. “The more efficient we can be moving electricity across the border where it is most effective and most efficient, that’s really important to maximize renewable energy,” Inslee said during a press conference at the Cascadia Conference. “We have backup power that might be available on the other side of the border.” Horgan and Inslee take questions from reporters at […]


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