As the climate crisis builds, decisive actions from the public and private sector, particularly at the state level, are vital to promoting a green economic recovery, strengthening US competitiveness in climate technologies, and keeping global temperature rise below 1.5 degrees Celsius. Washington state, a climate policy leader and longstanding hydroelectric powerhouse, is poised to play an outsized role in leading the United States in a race to the top for clean energy solutions and green economic development. Governor Jay Inslee, the self-proclaimed climate candidate in the 2020 Democratic primaries, Washington state’s ambitious state legislature, and several major companies based in the Evergreen State are pushing ahead to set a positive example for the United States and the world to follow.
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