Eye On Olympia

MONDAY, JAN. 23, 2006, 5:39 P.M.

Mandatory green energy…

On Wednesday, environmental and labor groups, farmers and alternative-energy companies plan to file an initiative requiring large utility companies to buy more energy from renewable sources like solar power or wind farms.

The as-yet-unnumbered "Energy Security Initiative" would require large energy companies to gradually increase their portfolio of new clean-energy sources by 15 percent by 2020.

Proponents' website is here.

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