Washington State Energy Office
We review key energy issues including natural gas, alternative fuels, energy efficiency, renewable energy development, greenhouse gas emissions, energy supply and prices. We coordinate energy-related emergency response and preparedness in the state. We manage the Washington State Energy Program projects and the Clean Energy Fund programs.
Our office provides technical and policy support to the Northwest Power and Conservation Council, state agencies and state congressional officials on federal and regional energy policies and legislation. Our financial and technical assistance is funded by the U.S. Department of Energy. We provide energy policy support, analysis, and information for the Governor, Legislature, Commerce and others.
Carbon Policy and Strategies
Commerce is working to reduce Washington carbon pollution by making our energy system cleaner and more efficient. Our activities include analysis of the carbon reduction impacts of new policies and programs, support for greenhouse gas reduction policy work by other agencies, and regional, national, and international cooperative agreements to limit carbon pollution.
Energy News September 2016 (pdf)
Energy News October 2016 (pdf)
Energy Newsletter November 2016 (pdf)
Energy Newsletter December 2016 (pdf)
Energy Newsletter January 2017 (pdf)
Energy Newsletter February 2017 (pdf)
Energy Newsletter March 2017 (pdf)
Energy Newsletter April 2017 (pdf)
Energy Newsletter May 2017 (pdf)
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Electric utility resources
Carbon Policy Resources
Other Energy Resources
Transportation and Fuels
US DOE Quadrennial Review (website)
US DOE Quadrennial Technology Review (pdf)
DSIRE Incentive Database (website)
Power and Conservation Council (website)
WSU Energy Program (website)