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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 ]

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 ]

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 ]

5 Tips to Combat Climate Change

At Seattle City Light, combating the climate crisis starts with delivering carbon-neutral, renewable energy while protecting the environment. City Light is engaged in preparing for climate change to ensure that we can continue to provide safe, reliable and affordable electrical services to our customers. Here are some ways that customers can prepare to be climate-resilient.

New Green Up Program Options

Green Up is a voluntary renewable energy program that allows you to support Pacific Northwest wind, solar and other renewable energy projects generating carbon-free energy. When you participate in Green Up, we purchase regional renewable energy credits (RECs) on your behalf and fund local rooftop solar projects hosted by nonprofits and public organizations like affordable housing, schools, and parks.

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 ]

A New Path of Conservation Mowing on the Chief Sealth Trail

By Heidi Asplund, Seattle City Light Arboriculturist In 2019, Seattle City Light embarked on a new Conservation Mowing Pilot Program in one of its transmission corridors—areas where high voltage transmission power lines and towers run to connect substations to residences. The Chief Sealth Trail, a 4.5-mile trail popular with pedestrians… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle City Light Continues to Meet I-937 Requirements

The Energy Independence Act, known as Initiative 937, was approved by Washington State voters in 2006. It requires state electric utilities serving 25,000 or more customers to obtain at least 15 percent of their electricity from new renewable resources by 2020 and undertake all cost-effective energy conservation. For energy conservation,… [ Keep reading ]