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Rhett Lawrence, Pacific Northwest Policy Manager at Forth gave this presentation at the PNW Utility Roundtable on June 3, 2021.

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OR/WA/Fed Policy Updates by Rhett Lawrence

  1. 1. OR/WA/Fed policy updates for utility roundtable, June 2021 Rhett Lawrence , Pacific Northwest Policy Manager rhettl@forthmobility.org 1
  2. 2. Oregon: Changes to EV Rebate Program, HB 2165 ● Eliminates sunset on rebate program ● Doubles Charge Ahead rebate ● Minimum .25% investment in TE by investor-owned utilities w/ focus on underserved communities ● Signed by Gov. Brown May 26 Photo @Dylan VanWeelden
  3. 3. Oregon: EV-Ready Building Codes, HB 2180 ● 20% of parking spaces EV- ready for new commercial development and multifamily of 5+ units ● 20% is statewide floor; local jurisdictions can and will go higher Photo @Dylan VanWeelden
  4. 4. Oregon: Other Bills ● Rate-basing: HB 2476 and SB 314 -> HB 2165 and HB 3055 ● Hydrogen: SB 333 ● 100% Clean: HB 2021
  5. 5. Other Oregon Policy/Gov’s Climate EO ● DEQ: Clean Fuels expansion for TE and broader expansion this year ● ODOT: Transportation Electrification Infrastructure Needs Analysis (TEINA) ● PUC: TE investments in utility plans Photo @Dylan VanWeelden
  6. 6. Washington Legislature ● HB 1091: Clean Fuels Standard ● SB 5126: Climate Commitment Act Photo @Dylan VanWeelden
  7. 7. Federal Landscape ● New Administration ● Commitment to Climate, Covid-19, Infrastructure, and Equity ● Focus on Transportation Electrification -- Big $ Investments proposed Photo @Dylan VanWeelden
  8. 8. Federal Infrastructure & Legislation ● American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) also known as the “Stimulus Bill”, Surface Transportation Reauthorization, etc. ● President’s Fiscal Year 2022 Budget Request -- Biden requests $2.6 Billion in Public Funding for electric Vehicles (EVs) ● Many Senate and House TE bills introduced Photo @Dylan VanWeelden
  9. 9. Federal Legislation (partial listing) ● So many related to TE! ● HR 1221 -- Electric Vehicles for Underserved Communities Act ● HR 1271 -- Electric Cars Act ● HR 1344 -- Clean School Bus Act of 2021 ● HR 156 -- Blue Collar to Green Collar Jobs Development Act ● HR 1636 -- Postal Vehicle Modernization Act ● HR 2012 -- Clean Corridors Act of 2021 ● S 395 -- Electric Cars Act ● S 432 -- Fostering and Realizing Electrification by Encouraging Zero Emissions Refrigeration (FREEZER) Trucks Act of 2021 ● S 622 -- America Jobs in Energy Manufacturing Act of 2021 ● S 685 -- America’s Clean Future Fund Act ● S 972 -- Securing America’s Clean Fuels Infrastructure Act Photo @Dylan VanWeelden

Rhett Lawrence, Pacific Northwest Policy Manager at Forth gave this presentation at the PNW Utility Roundtable on June 3, 2021.

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