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City Light and partners use trees to “plant” a new South Fork Tolt River

This summer, City Light and its agency partners, including the Tulalip Tribes, NOAA Fisheries, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Seattle Public Utilities and the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, continued to revitalize the South Fork Tolt River. In early July, the group placed 117 trees throughout the river using… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle City Light creates multimillion-dollar fund to support fish on the Skagit

Fund brings substantial new resources to protect, conserve, and restore the fisheries resources and aquatic habitat of the Skagit River With a unanimous vote of the City Council on Monday, Seattle created a new fund to support endangered fish species in the Skagit River watershed, including bull trout and Chinook salmon. As Seattle City Light… [ Keep reading ]

Skagit River Hydro Project Relicensing Update

Seattle City Light continues working toward preparing to submit an application for the relicensing of the Skagit River Hydroelectric Project. Even as we move forward through the relicensing process and start the field studies that will help us be good stewards of the natural and cultural resources of the Skagit… [ Keep reading ]

Tell us what a clean energy future means to you and help shape the future of energy

Have you heard about the Washington State Clean Energy Transformation Act? On May 7, 2019, Governor Jay Inslee signed into law the Clean Energy Transformation Act, also known as CETA, which commits Washington to an electricity supply free of greenhouse gas emissions by 2045. Key milestones for Washington utilities under… [ Keep reading ]

Shimmering Green and Skagit Gneiss

Every year, the North Cascades National Park Complex welcomes hundreds of visitors looking for outdoor activities among the stunning vistas of the North Cascades. And there are few sights more Instagram-worthy than the shimmering green waters of Diablo Lake, one of the reservoirs at Seattle City Light’s Skagit Hydroelectric Project. Diablo… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle City Light’s commitment to reducing greenhouse gas emissions

This story was written by Kiyomi Morris, greenhouse gas strategic advisor. As our recent heat wave emphasizes, the prevalence of greenhouse gas emissions in our atmosphere continues to negatively impact the planet in many ways. As industries and governments across the globe continue to work together to address this issue, the City of Seattle has… [ Keep reading ]

Arbor Day in the PNW: Spring Planning, Fall Planting

Happy Arbor Day! Here in the Pacific Northwest, we are fond of trees. The lush greenery all around is one of the reasons we love living here. City Light was even named a 2021 Tree Line USA® utility by the Arbor Day Foundation! Although the warming temperatures and cloudless skies… [ Keep reading ]

Escalent Names Seattle City Light a 2021 Environmental Champion

Each Earth Day, Escalent, a top human behavior and analytics firm, evaluates and ranks utilities on Environmental Dedication, determining which utilities are considered Environmental Champions. This year, Seattle City Light joined 31 utilities recognized as 2021 Environmental Champions. City Light, one of eight western electric utilities recognized, scored 726 points out of a 1,000-point maximum scale. These and other findings are based on the Cogent Syndicated 2021 Utility Trusted Brand &… [ Keep reading ]

We Power Seattle – Stewards of Our Planet

For more than 50 years people around the globe have celebrated Earth Day on April 22. Today, we celebrate with more than a billion people in nearly 200 countries, highlighting the environment and the importance of building a healthy, sustainable planet. While City Light has delivered renewable hydropower for more than a… [ Keep reading ]

April is Native Plant Appreciation Month

April is Native Plant Appreciation Month, so to help celebrate, here are some quick facts about native plants and why they deserve your attention. What is a native plant? According to the National Wildlife Federation, native plants are plants that “occur naturally in a particular region region, ecosystem, or habitat… [ Keep reading ]