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 reviews energy issues, works on the benefits of energy and state energy goals. We provide energy policy support, analysis and information to the state and provide energy grants to Washington state entities.
Working with the federal government, Commerce offers weatherization programs for qualified low-income households. Weatherization can add insulation, seal cracks and makes other changes, saving you money. It can reduce heat loss, making your home and apartment healthier.
Energy Efficiency and Solar Grants
This program funds energy efficiency and solar projects at state public higher education institutions, local government facilities, state agencies and kindergarten through 12th grade public school districts.
Clean Energy Fund
Clean Tech Sector
The Clean Energy Fund provides grants for clean energy projects. These save energy, reduce energy costs, reduce harmful emissions and increase energy independence for the state.
Washington’s Clean Technology sector works with industries to provide technology and related production processes that will improve their environmental and business performance.