Boeing has long been a contributor to my home state of Washington. I take great pride in the fact that Washington produces so much power and a great majority of this from renewable energy. I have heard all the arguments of what actually qualifies for renewable energy but our hydro power has been a large part of the development and power supply for the Northwest. In the last couple of decades wind has been installed at an unprecedented rate. It has come with it's own amount of nay sayers that hydro did. We now have a robust emerging market of solar. Most folks that think about Washington think of the West side of the mountains that rains most of the time. The fact is the majority of the state is on the East side of the mountains that enjoys year around sunshine. Thank you Boeing for stepping up and being a leader.
Boeing 737-800 airplanes are on the assembly line at the company’s facility in Renton, Wash., on Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014. (AP / Ted S. Warren)