Energy

Community Transit Rolls Out Region’s First Hydrogen-Fueled Bus

A new hydrogen fuel cell bus has arrived in Snohomish County, offering another path toward fleet electrification goals for the county’s main transit provider.

Seattle Floats Scaling Back Energy Code Changes to Cut Housing Costs

Seattle could hit the brakes on implementing an energy code that's much more stringent than the state code, in the hopes of getting more housing units into the development pipeline.
An artistic rendering show large wind turbines on floating platforms in three varieties: spar buoy, semi-submersible, or tension leg platforms. Anchors secure them in place, but they float.

Washington State Explores Offshore Wind While Neighbors Charge Ahead

Facing record-breaking demand, offshore wind could balance the state’s clean energy portfolio, covering gaps in peak winter months. When Governor Jay Inslee announced the Blue...
Street view of the white six-story Bullitt Center.

Ten Years Later, the Bullitt Center Still Sets the Standard for Green Office Buildings

"Those who assume that a net-zero building like the Bullitt Center is either too expensive to be profitable or requires cutting edge technology are...

Seattle Releases Plan to Curb Climate Pollution from Buildings

Landlords are pushing to delay implementation schedules and lessen fees. When asked about the causes of climate change, most may picture cars, coal mines, and...

California Floating Wind Lease Bonanza is a Bellwether for West Coast Clean Energy

Floating offshore wind energy platforms are coming to California, as the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has concluded its first sale of leases...

Manchin-Approved Climate Bill Focuses on Electric Car Rebates and Ignores Transit, Walking, and Biking

Yesterday, Senate Democrats made a surprise announcement that they finally had a climate bill likely to clear the chamber after Sen. Joe Manchin (D...

To Meet Housing and Sustainability Goals, Seattle Must Streamline Land Use Code

Few things perfectly encapsulate the problems of planning like a city’s land use code. Unlike the building code, which dictates the life safety requirements...