Legislative Package Could Boost Alternative Fuels in Washington State

By NGT News.

A bipartisan group of Washington state senators recently outlined a comprehensive energy plan, which includes some bills that would help encourage the use of alternative fuels in the region.

State Sen. Doug Ericksen, R-Ferndale, unveiled the plan alongside Sens. Maralyn Chase, D-Shoreline; Curtis King, R-Yakima; Sharon Brown, R-Kennewick; Tim Sheldon, D-Potlatch; and Linda Evans Parlette, R-Wenatchee.

Although not the main bill of the senators' initiative, S.B.5325 would establish the Clean Fuel Vehicle Incentives Act. According to related documents, S.B.5325 would provide a sales and use tax exemption in an effort to increase sales of alternative fuel commercial vehicles in Washington by 10% by 2026.