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Washington State will build new homes with heat pumps to cut energy costs and climate pollution, protect health

Clean air

Washington State will build new homes with heat pumps to cut energy costs and climate pollution, protect health

The Washington State Building Code Council (SBCC) voted today to adopt new statewide residential building codes that will drive the transition to safe and healthy homes that run on low-cost, 100% clean electricity instead of methane gas.

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New report: Washington could meet entire electricity demand with offshore wind

Oceans

New report: Washington could meet entire electricity demand with offshore wind

Seattle- Washington ranks 11th among 29 coastal states for its potential to meet its 2050 electricity usage in a scenario of maximal electrification of buildings, transportation and industry, findings revealed in a new report released Thursday by Environment Washington Research & Policy Center and Frontier Group. The report, Offshore Wind for America, examines U.S. offshore wind potential by both coastal region and by state, while documenting the status of existing projects and technological advances. Washington could provide 105% of projected 2050 energy demand with offshore wind alone. For projections of 2050 electricity demand, the report assumes that U.S. buildings, industry and transportation will all be powered by electricity rather than fossil fuels by mid-century.

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