Energy. We all use it. Energy is what heats and cools our buildings. It fuels transportation. It powers industries. And yet, over 86% of what Washington spends on energy is wasted due to inefficiencies. That’s over $16 billion lost each year! What better use could there be for $16 billion in our local economy?
“We cannot fully unleash our innovative potential if we continue to allow unmitigated carbon pollution for free. It is costing all of us in the degradation of our economy and our planet. Putting a price on carbon pollution – either through a direct price or through an emissions mechanism – is a reasonable policy to invigorate a rational economic response to carbon emission and $16 billion of wasted energy just in our very own Evergreen State.” – Perry England