renewable energy

Committee passes Hawkins bill to promote hydrogen-powered vehicles Sen. Brad Hawkins’ proposal to promote hydrogen-powered vehicles, the first Senate bill of the 2021 legislative session, is now also among the first measures to be approved by a Senate committee. The Senate Environment, Energy and Technology Committee on Thursday approved Senate Bill 5000, which would establish an eight-year statewide... Read More...
Hawkins prefiles bill to promote hydrogen-powered vehicles The first bill of the upcoming legislative session has been introduced. Following his successful effort with Senate Bill 5588 in 2019 to authorize public utility districts to produce and sell “renewable hydrogen,” Sen. Brad Hawkins has prefiled a bill for the 2021 legislative session to establish an eight-year statewide pilot project... Read More...
Hawkins’ hydropower tax incentive bill approved by key House committee The House Finance Committee today has approved Senate Bill 6012, a hydropower tax incentive bill sponsored by Sen. Brad Hawkins that helps acknowledge hydropower’s important role in providing clean energy. Improved tax treatment for hydropower has been a key priority for Hawkins, the mid-Columbia PUDs that he represents, and many... Read More...
Hawkins’ hydropower tax bill approved by Senate The Washington State Senate tonight approved Senate Bill 6012, a hydropower tax bill sponsored by Sen. Brad Hawkins that helps acknowledge hydropower’s important role in providing clean energy. Improved tax treatment for hydropower has been a key priority for Hawkins and Chelan County Public Utility District, a 12th District hydropower... Read More...
Hawkins receives statewide PUD award for hydropower advocacy The Washington Public Utility Districts Association (WPUDA) has recognized Sen. Brad Hawkins for his efforts and legislative leadership for PUDs throughout the state by presenting him with its 2019 Legislative Champion Award during the association’s Annual Conference Banquet at the Heathman Lodge in Vancouver last night. “I am beyond excited to... Read More...
Sen. Hawkins floor speech
Hawkins to receive Washington PUD Association “Legislative Champion” Award The Washington Public Utility Districts Association (WPUDA) is recognizing Sen. Brad Hawkins for his efforts and legislative leadership for PUDs throughout the state. “I was super excited when I got the call from the PUD Association,” said Hawkins, whose 12th District includes four PUDs (Chelan, Douglas, Grant and Okanogan). “PUDs provide... Read More...