2021 State Energy Strategy recognized for leading advancement of clean energy

Austin Scharff poses with Warren Leon, CESA executive director, after accepting the 2022 SLICE Award on behalf of the Commerce Energy Office.
Austin Scharff poses with Warren Leon, CESA executive director, after accepting the 2022 SLICE Award on behalf of the Commerce Energy Office. (Clean Energy States Alliance)

A carbon-free, clean energy future

The 2021 State Energy Strategy highlights the equitable transition to clean energy requires incorporating energy resilience in policy design and energy planning. This figure shows a multi-faceted process for building equity into clean energy policies and programs.
The 2021 State Energy Strategy highlights the equitable transition to clean energy requires incorporating energy resilience in policy design and energy planning. This figure shows a multi-faceted process for building equity into clean energy policies and programs.
The blueprint for how Washington will meet the state’s climate goals to eliminate the use of climate-threatening fossil fuels by 2050, grow a prosperous economy, and maintain affordable and reliable energy supplies.
The blueprint for how Washington will meet the state’s climate goals to eliminate the use of climate-threatening fossil fuels by 2050, grow a prosperous economy, and maintain affordable and reliable energy supplies.
  • Prioritization of equity and environmental justice, with the goal to eliminate disproportionate climate impact on overburdened communities and low-income households.
  • Development of a comprehensive cap-and-invest program and low carbon fuel standard, as well as substantial investments in broadband access, clean energy development and regulatory reform.
  • Implementation of Energy grant and loan programs.
  • Expansion of the state Energy Emergency Management Office.
  • Increase in clean transportation initiatives, electric power systems, building energy efficiency, biofuels and renewable energy uses.

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