Carbon pollution from power plants
Nationwide, the majority of carbon pollution comes from the electricity sector. Washington is unique compared to the national numbers. We have an abundance of hydropower and very little of our electricity comes from coal. Therefore, the amount of carbon pollution from our electricity sector and transportation sector looks different than the national comparison.
There are 11 power plant units, owned by six companies, in Washington that are currently covered under the Clean Power Plan.
Quick facts about Washington power plants (from the U.S. Energy Information Administration):
Washington state greenhouse gas emissions 2012
Collaborating on Washington's plan
We held a sounding board session in August of 2015 to hear from people around the state about what they wanted to weigh in on as we develop Washington’s plan. The results of the event poll and the presentation are available on our website:
We have created technical workgroups and scheduled a series of meetings to engage with industry, tribes, local governments, environmental groups and the public in Washington.
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