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WA: State Transpo Sec: 'We Are Looking to Increase Reliability' on Ferries

The state's transportation secretary has ordered a full, independent review of what went wrong Friday night when the Bremerton ferry run was overloaded by almost 500 people. Her boss, Gov. Jay Inslee, also has given her a new task: minimize service disruptions aboard the recently beleaguered Washington State Ferries as much as possible in the near term.

Oyster deaths from ocean acidification become key issue in Washington state fall elections

OLYMPIA, Wash. — Billions of baby oysters in the Pacific inlets here are dying and Gov. Jay Inslee of Washington is busy spreading the bad news. Or to Mr. Inslee’s ambitions. The Democratic governor, aided by what is expected to be millions of dollars from his billionaire friend Tom Steyer, is using the story of […]

What Washington's top-two primary will tell us about the Democratic chances to flip the state Senate

Will Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee get a Democratic state Senate? We'll know more after Tuesday's primary. This November, both parties will be working hard to try and take control of the Washington state Senate. On paper, Democrats hold a 25-24 majority. Show More Summary

The Morning News: More Bertha Delays, More Questions About Seattle Schools, and More Debt

last monthUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Washington State Department of Transportation HAPPIER TIMES: Former Governor Christine Gregoire and current Governor Jay Inslee celebrating the launch of Seattle's tunnel boring machine back in July of 2013. Is the Seattle School Board...Show More Summary

$14.3M state grant for ‘smart grid’ technology could mean big business for Mukilteo startup

2 months agoUtilities / Energy : Smart Grid

Gov. Jay Inslee announced $14.3 million in grants Tuesday intended to help state utilities better and more efficiently utilize solar and wind power. The “smart grid” grants were announced at an event at UniEnergy, a Mukilteo company that makes one of a number of competing energy-storage technologies, all intended to help utilities better manage the Continue reading ?

Avista Receives Grant for Smart Grid Battery Storage Research

2 months agoUtilities / Energy : Smart Grid

A $3.2 million grant from Washington Governor Jay Inslee and the Washington State Department of Commerce will help Avista invest in research to address one of the biggest challenges facing the energy industry – how to integrate power generated from intermittent renewable sources such as wind and solar into the electrical grid. Inslee announced more Continue reading ?

Washington State Pursues New Energy Storage Projects for Solar and Wind

2 months agoUtilities / Energy : Smart Grid

Washington Governor Jay Inslee and the Washington State Department of Commerce recently announced more than $14 million in smart grid matching grants from Inslee’s Clean Energy Fund to help Avista Corp., Puget Sound Energy and Snohomish PUD better integrate power from intermittent renewable sources such as wind and solar in the state’s electrical grid. The Continue reading ?

Years of Living Dangerously Takes On Climate Denial, Anti-Science Attacks on Climate Solutions

“Sometimes you can't convince people, you just have to defeat them.” That was Washington state governor Jay Inslee's message about dealing with climate deniers today at Climate Solutions' 6th annual breakfast in Seattle. “We're not going...Show More Summary

Monday Speed Read: Mary Yu, Gene Robinson, Indiana, Wisconsin, HUD Discrimination, Akie Abe, Russia

4 months agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

BY LISA KEEN / Keen News Service LESBIAN TO WASHINGTON SUPREME COURT: Washington State’s Democratic Governor Jay Inslee appointed openly lesbian Judge Mary Yu to the state supreme court May 1. In making the announcement, Inslee noted that Yu, 56,...

What Happens When Washington State Attempts Major Climate Action?

If climate hawk Governor Jay Inslee gets his way, Washington State may have just taken the next step toward America's clean energy and low-carbon future What Happens When Washington State Attempts Major Climate Action? was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other subscribers: Google+ | Email | Facebook | RSS | Twitter.

Governor Inslee Unveils Underwhelming Climate Change Offensive

4 months agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

How do we stop global warming? With a formidable army of committees and plans—politicians sure love those—according to an executive order issued by Washington Governor Jay Inslee today. "When it comes to our moral responsibility to our children and their future, we have 100 percent of the obligation. Show More Summary

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee Hires Coal Lobbyist to Direct Policy Office

This is a guest post by Eric de Place, originally published on Sightline Daily and cross-posted with the Sightline Institute's permission. In a classic instance of the revolving door between government and industry, Governor Inslee has decided to hire Matt Steuerwalt as the director of his policy office effective May 1. Show More Summary

Wash. Governor Inslee Signs Pro-Tesla Legislation, Hackers Find Ubuntu Inside

Automotive News reports Washington state governor Jay Inslee signed legislation that would allow Tesla to continue with its direct-sales business model within the state while also clarifying current law that favors traditional franchise dealership networks by preventing other automakers from following in Tesla’s path. Show More Summary

Watch live: Washington Gov. Jay Inslee talks climate solutions

Starting at 3 p.m. PT / 6 p.m. ET, Inslee joins Grist's David Roberts, Climate Desk's Chris Mooney, and others to discuss the push for climate action along the West Coast.

Is this man the greenest governor in America?

If Jay Inslee succeeds in his ambitious climate and energy goals, the impacts will extend far beyond Washington state. Tune in today at 3 p.m. PT to watch Inslee discuss climate change with David Roberts, Chris Mooney, and other gue...

Is This Man the Greenest Governor in America?

When Jay Inslee was elected governor of the state of Washington in November of 2012, climate campaigners rejoiced. As a congressman, Inslee had a top-tier environmental record, and not just that: He knew climate and clean energy issues inside-out. Show More Summary

Gov. asks for disaster declaration as mudslide toll hits 24

5 months agoNews : The Newsroom

DARRINGTON, Wash. (AP) — Estimated financial losses from the deadly Washington mudslide that has killed at least 24 people have reached $10 million, Gov. Jay Inslee said Monday in a letter asking the federal government for a major disaster declaration.

Wash. Gov: 'We're Hoping for a Miracle'

With dozens of people still missing in Washington state's devastating mudslide, Gov. Jay Inslee tells CBS today that "we're hoping for a miracle, and we're working for a miracle. We're doing everything humanly possible if that opportunity exists." Rescuers are "performing Herculean tasks right now. They're working beyond the point...

Cue the tears, Mr. Boehner: More states getting around your food stamp cuts

5 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee is among the governors who may take action to block food stamp cuts. The momentum to block food stamp cuts continues, with more states considering increasing their minimum heating assistance benefit to $20Show More Summary

Gov. Jay Inslee on climate solutions in the Pacific Northwest

Also speaking at Climate Desk Live's April 1 Seattle event will be Grist's David Roberts and University of Washington College of the Environment Dean Lisa Graumlich.

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