Washington State Energy Office
More than four percent of our state’s economy goes to energy costs. We spend over $20 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.
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. Read more about Washington State Energy Office.
Energy Grants and Loan Programs
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 for local agencies, public higher education, school districts and state agencies.
Home Rehabilitation Loan Program for rural homeowners struggling to repair their homes.
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. Read more about Weatherization
State Efficiency and Environmental Performance Office
The State Efficiency and Environmental Performance (SEEP) Office coordinates efforts to reduce State agency energy costs by improving energy efficiency, and to reduce harmful pollution caused by greenhouse gas emissions and toxic materials. Read more about SEEP
Clean Energy Transformation Act (CETA)
On May 7, 2019, Governor Jay Inslee signed into law the Clean Energy Transformation Act (CETA) (SB 5116), which commits Washington to an electricity supply free of greenhouse gas emissions by 2045.
This clean electricity will allow the state to replace fossil fuels in end uses, such as transportation, and achieve long-term climate goals. Read more about the Clean Energy Transformation Act.