Carbon Policy and Grid Electrification

Issue brief
Energy, Utilities & Technology Environment & Natural Resources 

Washington has clean, affordable energy that is a competitive advantage for our economy and is home to good-paying refinery jobs. Democrat proposals threaten this competitiveness. Should markets determine energy sources in Washington, or should government mandates? These mandates include a proposed cap on carbon emissions, mandate on the carbon content of transportation fuel, and required phase out of fossil fuel feedstocks (natural gas and coal). Should affordability and reliability be given greater value in energy policy, or should environmental goals be given supremacy?

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