Hydro Northwest > Washington
Resources: A measure of total energy production and consumption per capita
Market: The cost of consumption, measured in electricity prices and gasoline taxes
Infrastructure: Capacity to generate and refine energy sources; miles of pipelines
Washington has the most affordable electricity in the country, largely due to its hydroelectric dams.
Washington was an early adopter of wind power, and wind turbines are now the state's largest contributor to non-hydroelectric renewable generation.
Washington is the principal crude oil-refining center for Hydro Northwest markets. Motor gasoline is produced at all five of the state's refineries.
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Gasoline Tax total state + federal, 2014
Requires large utilities to ensure that 15% of electricity sold in state comes from renewable sources by 2020.
Is one of only three states that enforce emissions standards for new or expanded power plants and for all electricity imported into the state.
Requires use of oxygenated motor gasoline throughout state.
Requires permits and compliance bonds for oil and gas well drilling. Permit fees begin at $250 and increase for deeper wells. Compliance bonds are not less than $10,000 per well.
Electricity net production, trillion btu