State Emissions Reductions Requirements

The State of Washington must limit greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to achieve the following reductions:

  • By 2020, reduce overall GHG emissions in the state to 1990 levels
  • By 2030, reduce overall GHG emissions in the state to 45% below 1990 levels; and
  • By 2040, reduce overall emissions to 70% below 1990 levels; and,
  • By 2050 reduce overall emission to 95% below 1990 levels.

Every other year, the Washington Departments of Ecology and Commerce must report to the governor and legislature on the total GHG emissions in the state for the previous two years. For more information, see the Washington Department of Ecology Climate Change and the Environment website.

(Reference Revised Code of Washington 70A.45.020)

Jurisdiction: Washington

Type: Laws and Regulations

Enacted: Feb 7, 2007

Technologies: Biodiesel, Ethanol

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