Washington state has adopted a suite of aggressive policies to transition to 100% clean power, decarbonize buildings and transportation, and establish a new cap-and-invest program.

Recently, it became the first and only state in the nation to require heat pumps in all new buildings, including homes and apartments. State leaders have emphasized environmental justice and worker standards in new policies and investments.

This month, Gov. Jay Inslee will attend the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP27), which will highlight continued urgency and importance of subnational leadership in climate action at a critical point when scientists say the planet has reached “code red.”

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