Public safety, Natural resources, Protect health and vulnerable people: First, no more subsidies for coal or coal powered electricty. With the reports we're getting from IPCC this seems immoral to me! Second, based on recent US and EU studies, we know that coal powered electricity produces external costs -- to health, lifespans, buildings, nature, climate, and more -- that amount to at least 5 cents/kwH of electricity ...more »
Convert all state building operations to money-saving green operations. This will take time, but if done carefully, could result in considerable savings. Use the Women's Center at Fred Hutchinson in Seattle as a model to understand the fiscal potential.