Washington passes climate goals for crypto and data centers

Proposals in Oregon and Washington to regulate carbon emissions tied to crypto mining and data centers took opposite paths during the 2023 legislative session.

In Washington, a bill sailed through the House and Senate with relative ease and was signed by Gov. Jay Inslee on Wednesday. The new law mandates that customers of rural utility districts curb the emissions from any electricity they buy on the market, in line with the timelines approved in the state’s Clean Energy Transformation Act. Read More.