Chapter 173-444 WAC

In 2019, the governor signed the Washington Clean Energy Transformation Act (Chapter 19.405 RCW), which begins a transition away from electricity sources that depend on fossil fuels. The Act requires that by 2030, at least 80 percent of the electricity used in Washington must come from sources that are either renewable or do not emit greenhouse gases (non-emitting sources). Greenhouse gas emissions from the remaining electricity must be reduced somewhere else. This is called "offsetting." By 2045, all electricity used in Washington must come from sources that are either renewable or do not emit greenhouse gases.

Ecology is starting rulemaking for Chapter 173-444 WAC, Clean Energy Transformation Rule to implement parts of the Clean Energy Transformation Act assigned to Ecology. The rulemaking will:

  • Establish a process to determine what types of energy transformation projects may be eligible to meet the Clean Energy Transformation Act.
  • Establish a process and requirements to develop standards, methodologies, and procedures to evaluate energy transformation projects.
  • Provide greenhouse gas emission factors for electricity.

Rulemaking timeline

Timeline

Announcement phase (CR-101)

Filing date:

Oct. 18, 2019


Announcement documents

Rule development phase

Oct. 18, 2019 – Summer 2020



Public input & involvement

Ecology's meetings with stakeholders
 

Date Documents Location
Tuesday
Jan. 14, 2020
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webinar *
Wednesday
Feb. 12, 2020
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webinar *
Thursday
April 9, 2020
none yet Ecology, Lacey (map to location)
webinar *


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Accessibility

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