Saturday, February 1st – TWO EKC PUD Launch EVENTS – Bellevue & Woodinville:
1. EKC Public Utility District # 1 Launch (Bellevue, Mercer Island, Beaux Arts, Clyde Hill, Huntâ€™s Point, Medina, Yarrow Point)
See official web page about the Bellevue event here: https://www.ekc-pud.org/calendar
Eastshore Unitarian Church – 12700 SE 32nd St, Bellevue, WA 98005, 10:00 – Noon
2. EKC PUD District #7 launch (Woodinville, Redmond, Kenmore, Bothell, Duvall)
18900 168th Ave NE, Woodinville WA 98072 (Northshore UCC), 10:00 – Noon
PSE is theÂ dirtiest electrical utilityÂ in the state. It emits more greenhouse gases than every other utility in the state–combined. It’s among theÂ most expensiveÂ andÂ least reliable. PSEÂ bet big on natural gasÂ in the 1990s, and areÂ doubling down today. They areÂ actively fightingÂ to ensure that dirtyÂ fossil fuels are used for the foreseeable future.
PSE lacks an interest in our welfare and local values
The Eastside is one of the world’s premier tech industry centers.Â 60% of our electricity coming from fossil fuelsÂ is embarrassing. We’re buying more electric cars than just about anywhere else, but we’re charging them up with coal and natural gas.
We can do better. We have to do better for future generations. We don’t have a lot of time to cut back emissions, but PSEÂ burns more fossil fuelÂ than it did 10 years ago.
PSEÂ can’t kick its fossil fuel habit, even if it wanted to. We shouldÂ form a public utility districtÂ to replace PSE.Â Help us get one on the ballot for 2020.
Keep in mind, switching toÂ a public utility makes financial senseÂ as well.
The alternative is to keep burning fossil fuels, letting our grid deteriorate, andÂ sending a tenth of our power bill off to private equities and investment banks.
Wednesday, January 29th,Â 6:30 pm, Eastshore Unitarian Church – 12700 SE 32nd St, Bellevue, WA 98005
350 Eastside â€“ Sunrise GND Launch Party
We were unable to have our January 15 meeting due to weather, but here is a treat not to miss!
350 Eastside is supporting the Sunrise Movement and the Green New Deal Campaign by joining in a nationwide kick-off event from 6:30 to 8:30 with video and a discussion of strategy and program for the rest of 2020.