Leading the Way to a Clean Energy Future
More than six percent of our state’s economy goes to energy costs. We spend over $26 billion per year on energy. Most of this money leaves our state to pay for oil and natural gas. Our energy priorities get the most out of our state’s exceptional mix of innovation, free enterprise and green stewardship. This makes Washington State a leader in the clean energy economy. Shrinking our need for imported energy and developing our renewable energy is an opportunity to increase jobs and economic growth.
Washington State Energy Office
The Washington State Energy Office provides clean energy grants to Washington state entities. Staff also review energy issues. We work on the benefits of energy and state energy goals, providing energy policy support, analysis and information to the state.
Weatherization adds insulation, seals cracks and makes other changes, saving you money. Also, it reduces heat loss and makes your home and apartment healthier. Working with the federal government, Commerce offers weatherization programs for qualified low-income households.
Clean Tech Sector
Washington’s Clean Technology sector works with industries to provide technologies and related production processes that will improve their environmental and business performance.
Clean Energy Fund
Energy Efficiency and Solar Grants
The Clean Energy Fund supports the development, demonstration and installation of clean energy technologies. This can save energy, reduce energy costs, reduce harmful emissions and increase energy independence for the state.
In the 2015-2017 state Capital budget, Commerce received a $25,000,000 appropriation to continue the Energy Efficiency and Solar Grants program specifically for higher education, local governments, state agencies and K-12 public school districts.