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Record No: Res 31986    Version: 1 Council Bill No:
Type: Resolution (Res) Status: Adopted
Current Controlling Legislative Body City Clerk
On agenda: 2/22/2021
Ordinance No:
Title: A RESOLUTION relating to the City Light Department; acknowledging and approving the 2020 Integrated Resource Plan Progress Report as conforming with the public policy objectives of The City of Seattle and the requirements of the State of Washington; and approving the Progress Report for the biennium September 2018 through August 2020.
Sponsors: Alex Pedersen
Attachments: 1. Att 1 - Seattle City Light 2020 Integrated Resource Plan Progress Report
Supporting documents: 1. Summary and Fiscal Note, 2. Presentation (2/3/21)
CITY OF SEATTLE
RESOLUTION __________________
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A RESOLUTION relating to the City Light Department; acknowledging and approving the 2020 Integrated Resource Plan Progress Report as conforming with the public policy objectives of The City of Seattle and the requirements of the State of Washington; and approving the Progress Report for the biennium September 2018 through August 2020.
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WHEREAS, The City of Seattle ("City") recognizes the desire of its citizens to have adequate, reliable, affordable, equitable, low-risk, and environmentally responsible electric power resources; and
WHEREAS, the City recognizes the need for clean and reliable electric power resources to assure the economic well-being, health, comfort, and safety of its citizens; and
WHEREAS, the 2020 Integrated Resource Plan Progress Report continues to emphasize conservation first as its foundation and is consistent with Seattle City Council Resolution 30144 for meeting as much load growth as possible with conservation and renewable resources; and
WHEREAS, the 2020 Integrated Resource Plan Progress Report recognizes that the City Light Department ("City Light") has been a leader in reducing its greenhouse gas emissions and plans to maintain greenhouse neutrality; and
WHEREAS, the 2020 Integrated Resource Plan Progress Report describes that City Light has a role to serve to further advance regional greenhouse gas reductions and support leadership in the region as a model for energy conservation, renewable energy, and electrification; and
WHEREAS, the 2020 Integrated Resource Plan Progress Report describes that City Light will in its next Integrated Resource Plan Update develop a ten-year Clean Energy Action plan describing the steps that City Light will take to maintain greenhouse gas neutrality and equitable access to clean and affordable energy, and make progress towards being greenhouse gas-free by 2045 to conform with the 2019 Washington Clean Energy Transformation Act (CETA); and
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