Washington State Energy Office

Wind turbines line the hillside in Eastern Washington

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.

2017 Biennial Energy Report (pdf)

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 Newsletters

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)

To receive the newsletters, send an email to Energy_Policy@commerce.wa.gov

Electric utility resources

Carbon Policy Resources

Other Energy Resources

Need help?

Michael Furze
Assistant Director
Phone: 360-725-2950