Seattle City Light presented to the Caucus about their new four year plan to invest in accelerating transportation electrification. Transportation Electrification is the use of electricity to power buses, trucks, cars, ferries and other modes of transport. By using City Light’s affordable hydroelectric power, transportation electrification can lead to a number of community benefits including cleaner air, fewer greenhouse gas emissions, opportunities to save money, and new jobs. City Light has developed investment priorities for transportation electrification based on feedback from environmental justice community leaders, environmental justice organizations, labor unions, shared mobility companies, major commercial fleets and transportation industry stakeholders. They are taking feedback on the plan now, and will be presenting it to City Council in September.
The slides from the presentation are here.