Energy Strategy & Biennial Energy Reports
Our state looks at issues of energy development and revises the state energy strategy every four years. The results include suggestions for legislation, incentives, guidelines, taxation and other public policies.
Our plans for meeting future energy needs must:
Maintain competitive energy prices.
Foster a clean energy economy and jobs.
Meet obligations to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
The 2012 Washington State Energy Strategy is the first detailed strategy undertaken by Washington since 1993. The strategy focuses on energy and transportation, the largest energy using sector in the state.
Biennial Energy Reports
Every two years we issue an overview of recent trends in energy prices and expenditures and update the state energy indicators dating back to 1960.
We have a series of 17 energy indicators to show some of the important long-term energy trends in our state. For each indicator there is an illustrating chart, a data table, data sources, a description and other related information.