By Sen. Mike Padden

Washington needs a competitive energy market



Last updated 12/30/2021 at 9:36am

Washington motorists have choices when it comes to fueling their vehicles, thanks to the free market – but the benefits of competition, beginning with cost and quality, aren’t consistently available throughout our state’s energy sector. Reliable and affordable home energy continues to be a challenge for Washington, including locally. During the last summer’s heatwave, for example, thousands of customers in the Spokane area were victims of blackouts that were intentional – outages that were deliberately engineered to deal with new peak demand that put an enormous amount of strain o...

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