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File #: 2018-0229    Version:
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 5/14/2018 In control: Government Accountability and Oversight Committee
On agenda: Final action: 6/18/2018
Enactment date: 6/27/2018 Enactment #: 18751
Title: AN ORDINANCE authorizing the King County executive to enter into an interlocal cooperation agreement with the state of Washington acting by and through the Energy Program of the Department of Enterprise Services, as a Washington state governmental agency, to establish a vehicle for the Energy Program to provide future energy/utility conservation project management services to King County and to authorize the development of energy service proposals in a cost-effective, efficient manner.
Sponsors: Joe McDermott
Indexes: Energy, Executive, Interlocal Agreement, Washington, State of
Attachments: 1. Ordinance 18751.pdf, 2. 2018-0229 legislative review form, 3. A. ESCO Interlocal Agreement, 4. 2018-0229 Fiscal Note, 5. 2018-0229 transmittal letter, 6. 2018-0229_SR_ESCO.docx, 7. 18751 Amendment package 6-18-18.pdf
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AN ORDINANCE authorizing the King County executive to enter into an interlocal cooperation agreement with the state of Washington acting by and through the Energy Program of the Department of Enterprise Services, as a Washington state governmental agency, to establish a vehicle for the Energy Program to provide future energy/utility conservation project management services to King County and to authorize the development of energy service proposals in a cost-effective, efficient manner.
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STATEMENT OF FACTS:
1. Climate change is one of the paramount challenges of our generation and will have long-term consequences for the economy, the environment and public health and safety in King County. The county is already experiencing the impacts of a changing climate, including warming temperatures, acidifying marine waters, rising seas, increasing flooding risk, decreasing mountain snowpack and less water in the summer.
2. King County has a long record of innovation, leadership and investment in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and preparing for the impacts of climate change. Consideration of climate change impacts and opportunities to reduce energy use and greenhouse gas emissions are deeply embedded throughout the work plans and capital investments of county departments and lines of business.
3. The 2015 King County Strategic Climate Action Plan maps specific pathways and actions needed to achieve the ambitious countywide goals of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by eighty percent by 2050 against a 2007 baseline with interim goals of twenty-five percent reduction by 2020 and fifty percent reduction by 2030.
4. The plan establishes goals, targets, measures and priority actions in five goal areas: transportation and land use; building and facilities energy; green building; consumption and materials management; and forestry and agriculture.
5. The plan includes a priority action recommending the county develop and implement energy management plans and co...

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