Commerce releases 2021 state energy strategy for a carbon-free clean energy future

This graphic shows overall historical emission rates as well as projected emission rates among different sectors assuming a transition to clean electricity. Source: Washington State Department of Ecology for historical emissions (2018 value is preliminary). Appendix A — Deep Decarbonization Pathways Modeling Technical Report, December 11, 2020 (p. 26).
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Wind turbines in Goldendale, WA. Credit: Clean Energy Transition Institute
Graphic showing recommendations for energy policy in communities, transportation, buildings, and industry

Wonk talk: Sophisticated energy and economic modeling fuels state energy strategy

If you want a sophisticated energy plan that considers the complex tradeoffs among different policies, you need sophisticated data analysis. Because the links between energy policy and economic impacts are important to understand, Commerce brought in leading-edge data analysts to help guide development of the state energy strategy.

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