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Alternative Fuel Requirement Deadline Fast Approaching

Alternative Fuel Requirement Deadline Fast Approaching

May 3, 2018 by Lynn Nordby
Category: Energy Resources and Conservation

Effective June 1, 2018, all local government subdivisions are required to satisfy 100% of their fuel usage for operating publicly owned vessels, vehicles, and construction equipment from electricity or biofuel. This blog post looks at the legislation, the requirements, and options for local governments. 

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Electric Vehicle Charging Stations: To Charge or Not to Charge?

Electric Vehicle Charging Stations: To Charge or Not to Charge?

November 12, 2014 by Flannary Collins
Category: Energy Resources and Conservation

In recent years, local governments in Washington State have been installing electric vehicle (EV) charging stations at their government facilities.  MRSC recently partnered with Western Washington Clean Cities for an EV Charging Conference, where I gave a presentation on the legal concerns with providing agency employees and members of the public fre...

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New Energy Efficiency Grants for Local Governments

New Energy Efficiency Grants for Local Governments

May 8, 2012 by Tracy Burrows
Category: Energy Resources and Conservation


The Washington State Department of Commerce (Commerce) has just announced their new, energy efficient grants for higher education institutions and local governments. Washington’s...

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LED Streetlighting - Shedding Light on the Subject

LED Streetlighting - Shedding Light on the Subject

May 8, 2012 by Lynn Nordby
Category: Energy Resources and Conservation

At a recent meeting of city managers from King County and Snohomish County, representatives from Seattle City Light and the city of Shoreline presented information about the move to convert street lighting...

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