Economic Benefits

State renewable portfolio standards: Video series brings benefits to life in Washington

State renewable portfolio standards: Video series brings benefits to life in Washington

We’ve previously reported on the economic and environmental benefits state renewable portfolio standards (RPSs) create.

In short, RPS are powerful job creators, can lead to lower electricity prices, help clean our air, and usually more than pay for themselves.

Now, a new video series puts real-world faces to these benefits. The mini-documentaries examine Washington state’s RPS, known as the Washington Energy Independence Act. That measure was a ballot initiative that passed 10 years ago, and since then, it has spurred enormous clean energy job creation and economic activity.

Here are a few of the ways Washington’s RPS has created new opportunities over the last decade:

Wind power helps Washington state thrive

Renewable energy growth spurs economic growth

RPSs benefit all Washingtonians

For more information about the growth of renewable energy resulting from Washington’s RPS, visit Clean Energy Rising.

Economic Benefits

Greg is AWEA's Deputy Director of Communications. He is the head editor and writer for Into the Wind, and oversees AWEA's online content and opinion writing. Greg holds a Master's degree in Global Environmental Policy from American University's School of International Service. He also holds a Bachelor's degree in International Relations and Journalism from Lehigh University.

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