S.B. 5116 of 2019, the Clean Energy Transformation Act, requires the transition to 100% clean electricity by 2045. By 2045, all electricity in Washington must be renewable or non-emitting. The summary below describes the Renewable Energy Standard, as enacted by Initiative 937.
“Renewable resources” include electricity produced from: water; wind; solar energy; geothermal energy; landfill gas; wave, ocean, or tidal power; gas from sewage treatment facilities; biodiesel fuel (must meet specified standards); and biomass energy based on organic byproducts of the pulp and wood manufacturing process, animal waste, solid organic fuels from wood, forest, or field residues, or dedicated energy crops. Specifically excluded from the definition are wood pieces that have been treated with chemical preservatives such as creosote, pentachlorophenol, or copper-chrome arsenic; wood from old growth forests; and municipal solid waste.
Tracking Registry: WREGIS