Invest in energy security by opening the door to renewable energy jobs and achieving carbon neutrality.With compounding effects of coal industry bankruptcies, peak oil, and climate change, we must transition our dependency on fossil fuels to long-term, sustainable energy sources.
Whatcom County should lead the nation in creating a secure future by encouraging jobs in clean energy technologies and policies that encourage sustainable energy solutions to be produced locally.
Unlike many states, Washington state’s policies provide residents with the best combination of solar incentives in the nation, opening the door to a vital solar industry. Whatcom County is home to our state’s largest solar panel producer, and we should continue to lead in this emerging sector.
On August 9, 2016, the Whatcom County Council adopted an updated Comprehensive Plan. The plan includes policies and language that: