Thursday, January 15, 2009

McCoy’s TEC committee will examine ‘green power’ in hearing

Chaired by state Rep. John McCoy, the House Technology, Energy & Communications Committee will receive the year’s first formal progress report on the implementation of Initiative 937 in a public hearing next Monday afternoon, Jan. 19.

The “green power” initiative was passed by voters more than two years ago. It directs that electric utilities with 25,000 or more customers must meet specific targets for energy conservation and the use of renewable-energy resources.

McCoy, D-Tulalip, says he wants to find “fair and realistic strategies to make the initiative work in light of current energy markets and renewable-production capabilities.”

The full news story is here.