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Wash. Senate passes energy efficiency bill March 11, 2009

Filed under: Energy Efficiency,Washington — nwrenewablenews @ 12:42 am

The Washington Senate approved a measure Tuesday requiring new buildings and major retrofits to use less energy. The goal is to reduce the amount of overall energy consumption by 70% by 2031.

The bill passed the Senate with a 42-5 vote. The House passed a similar bill Monday.

The measures require utilities to track how much energy large commercial and public buildings use. Environmentalists made the bills <one> of their top priorities this year.

The bills are Senate Bill 5854 and House Bill 1747.

The Associated Press


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