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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 ]

Mayor Durkan celebrates passage of Transportation Electrification Plan to guide Seattle City Light’s investments in an electrified transportation system

Seattle City Light’s Transportation Electrification Strategic Investment Plan will guide equitable investments to electrify all forms of transportation Mayor Jenny Durkan today applauded City Council’s passage of Seattle City Light’s Transportation Electrification Strategic Investment Plan, an important step in committing resources and making investments to modernize our electric grid and… [ Keep reading ]

Visualizing Streamflow as Climate Changes

As we continue to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first Earth Day, we are highlighting City Light’s projects and initiatives that study and address the effects of climate change in our region. This is a guest post authored by Climate Change Research and Adaptation Advisor Ronda Strauch. As the… [ Keep reading ]

Will Seattle’s Summer Be Smoky Again?

Will we be smoked out in Seattle again this summer? Many factors make it seem very likely.

Seattle City Light Announces Recipients of 2019 Wildlife Research Program Grants

Last week, City Light announced the recipients of four new Wildlife Research Program research grants aimed at gaining a better understanding of wildlife and ecosystems in the North Cascades.

Seattle City (spot)Light: Ronda Strauch

Ronda Strauch joined City Light in July 2018 as part of the Environment, Land and Licensing business unit. As a climate scientist, she works on climate change research and adaption. “My goal is to better understand climate change, how it affects City Light’s business, and what strategic things can we… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle City Light Funds Glacier Recession Research

Seattle City Light recently funded a study which researched and forecasted the recession patterns of glaciers in our region. The research article, titled “Glacier Recession and the Response of Summer Streamflow in the Pacific Northwest United States, 1960-2099,” explores the recent recession patterns of these glaciers whose melt and water… [ Keep reading ]

Innovative Pilot Project Seeks to Grow a Forest More Resilient to Climate Change

An innovative pilot project will replant portions of logged land now owned by Seattle City Light to grow a new forest that could be more resilient to climate change. Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust and its partners – City Light, Seattle Public Utilities and the Northwest Natural Resource Group —… [ Keep reading ]

Statement Concerning Filing of Petition for Review Concerning EPA’s Mid-Term Evaluation of Vehicle Standards

On Tuesday, Seattle City Light and other electric utilities filed a petition for review in the Washington, D.C., Circuit Court of Appeals, challenging the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) determination that EPA’s existing greenhouse gas emission standards for cars and trucks are not appropriate and must be revised. 

City Light’s Comments on EPA Regulatory Reform

Read the full text of Seattle City Light’s letter to the Environmental Protection Agency regarding potential changes to existing environmental regulations.