On March 1, the Washington State Senate approved an historic bill to commit the state to 100 percent clean energy from renewable and zero-emission sources.

Senators voted 28-19 in favor of Senate Bill 5116, sponsored by Sen. Reuven Carlyle (D-Seattle). The bill would require all electric utilities in Washington to transition to a 100 percent, carbon-neutral electricity supply by 2030 and to 100 percent carbon-free electricity by 2045.

The bill is part of a wider package of Senate legislation to make a meaningful reduction in Washington’s carbon footprint.

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