The State of Energy in Washington State
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By 2025, the Pacific Northwest faces a power generation capacity shortfall of up to 7 GW, possibly up to 10 GW by 2030. The Washington State Legislature passed the Clean Energy Transformation Act (CETA) in 2019 which requires that all utilities eliminate coal by 2025 and provide carbon neutral electricity by 2030. With an increasing population, increasing penetration of electric vehicles and power-hungry data centers, and the closing of 11 coal plants in the Pacific Northwest, Dr. Conca examines whether and how we can achieve a reliable electricity mix, avoid grid collapse, and still address the worst effects of climate change.
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