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. In addition, it reduces our need for imported energy. Developing renewable energy helps 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. In addition, we provide energy policy support, analysis and information to the state and provide energy grants to Washington state entities.
Weatherization helps to reduce energy costs for low-income families by increasing the energy efficiency of their homes. Weatherizing a home has a positive impact in communities and additionally helps economic growth and reduces environmental impacts.
Clean Energy Fund grants provides grants for clean energy projects. These save energy, reduce energy costs, reduce harmful emissions and increase energy independence for the state.
Energy Efficiency and Solar Grants, which are for local agencies, public higher education, school districts and state agencies
Clean Tech Sector
Washington’s Clean Technology sector works with industries to provide technology and related production processes that will improve their environmental and business performance.