OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has signed onto agreements with other nations to fight climate change while attending a global summit in Paris.
His office says he also announced at a reception on Sunday his new initiative to get more electric vehicles on the road. Inslee wants at least 20 percent of all new state passenger vehicles to be electric vehicles by 2017.
The governor also signed new agreements with France and Chile. Inslee agreed with France to work on clean energy, climate change responses and other areas. Inslee’s memorandum of understanding with Chile says they’ll work together on renewable energy and other strategies.
Inslee’s office also says he highlighted Washington’s efforts in battery and smart grid technology.