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New West Coast Oil Refinery Proposed To Meet Clean-Fuel Demand

New West Coast Oil Refinery Proposed To Meet Clean-Fuel Demand

Along the Columbia River in Washington state, developers are planning the first new oil refinery on the West Coast in 25 years. Paradoxically, the goal of the project is to meet new clean-fuel standards. It's certainly not a result local environmental groups expected when they championed those... read more

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Seattle Center as night falls (photo by Jeffery Hayes)

Washington State To Give Electric Cars Tax Breaks, Carpool-Lane Access?

Several states have tried to boost electric-car adoption with cash incentives, tax breaks, and perks like carpool-lane access. The West Coast states of California and Oregon... read more December 2, 2014 by 


 
Golden Gate Bridge, connecting San Francisco and Marin County, California

How Oil Companies Fight CA's Clean Energy: Playbook Leaked Accidentally

When it comes to curtailing carbon emissions, California leads the way. Its policies promoting clean energy and zero-emission vehicles are the most comprehensive of any... read more November 28, 2014 by 


 
Dignitaries at Electric Highway charging station site in Bellingham, WA; photo: Washington State DoT

Washington State Follows CA, Imposes Low-Carbon Fuel Standard

Washington State will follow the lead of California and develop its own clean-energy policy to cut the state's carbon emissions by 2020, its governor said on Tuesday... read more April 30, 2014 by 


 
Dignitaries at Electric Highway charging station site in Bellingham, WA; photo: Washington State DoT

Fees Start April 1 On WA Electric Highway: Same Price As Gas?

All good things must come to an end--and it seems that applies to free DC quick-charging for electric cars along the Northwest's innovative Electric Highway. For the past... read more February 19, 2014 by 


 
2013 Nissan Leaf (Japanese trim)

Home Depot To Refund Taxes To Electric-Car Charging Station Buyers

Many states offer discounts, rebates, and other incentives for the purchase of infrastructure improvements that encourage electric-car ownership. Washington is one such... read more May 20, 2013 by  4


 
Ron Johnston-Rodriguez, speaking about EV tourism at a TEDx conference in Olympia, WA

Electric Vehicle Tourism Sparks Washington State: TEDx Video

Back in February, the folks at Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington hosted a TEDx conference. One of the event's speakers was Ron Johnston-Rodriguez... read more May 9, 2013 by  6


 
Drag race between Chevrolet Volt and Nissan Leaf electric cars (The Fast Lane)

A Reminder: WA Electric Car Owners Pay $100 Tax From 2013

If you live in Washington State, the cost of driving an electric car is set to go up in February next year. Not by a lot, it has to be said--but in an effort to get electric... read more December 26, 2012 by  19


 
2013 Honda Fit EV drive event, Pasadena, CA, June 2012

Why Washington State Residents Could Lose Out On Electric Cars

The ease of buying an electric car has long depended on where in the U.S. you live. Carmakers carefully consider demand and local incentives and regulations before offering... read more December 4, 2012 by  8


 
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GM to Washington State: Don’t Pass Electric Vehicle Taxation Law

For the past year, the state of Washington has been examining the possibility of putting a $100 annual surcharge on electric vehicle registrations. A contentious issue, the... read more March 15, 2012 by  13


 

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