Inslee signs mandate for carbon-free electricity by 2045

by Rachel La Corte, Katu

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, who is seeking a path to the White House on the message of climate change, signed a measure Tuesday that makes his state the fourth in the nation that has established a mandate to provide carbon-free electricity by a targeted date.

The measure was among several environmental bills that Inslee signed at a park in Seattle, surrounded by climate advocates and others.

The signing of the new state law comes less than a week after Inslee unveiled his first major policy proposal of his presidential campaign, in which he called for the nation’s entire electrical grid and all new vehicles and buildings to be carbon pollution free by 2030.

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