Clean Energy Transition Institute

Independent, nonpartisan research and analysis nonprofit dedicated to accelerating an equitable clean energy transition in the Northwest.

We approach our work by using an independent, systemic, economy-wide lens to advance technical, economic, and equitable decarbonization strategies
Our Role
Provide unbiased research and analytics on the pathways to a clean energy economy
Offer an information clearinghouse for fact-based analysis and solutions
Convene diverse stakeholders to address the opportunities, risks, and trade-offs of carbon emission-reduction approaches
Featured Report
This project enabled us to develop a wealth of information about specific policies and actions required to decarbonize the building, transportation, electricity, and industrial sectors in the next decade and beyond, not only in Washington, but across the Northwest.

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Project

Washington State Clean Materials Manufacturing Summit

In collaboration with the Washington BlueGreen Alliance, the University of Washington’s Carbon Leadership Forum, and SEI US, the Clean Energy Transition is working to present a Clean Materials Manufacturing Summit in summer 2022.

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Washington State Industrial Emissions Analysis

From January through July 2021, The Clean Energy Transition Institute analyzed Washington state’s industrial emissions to help the Department of Commerce improve its data collection to develop Washington-specific decarbonization roadmaps. Our work entailed breaking down the upstream, process, and downstream phases for the state’s top nine emitting industries, identifying the dominant emission sources and data collection for each stage, and suggesting other data-collection methods. We also drafted a case study on green cement.

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Meeting the Challenge of Our Time

Meeting the Challenge of Our Time: Pathways to a Clean Energy Future for the Northwest is the first economy-wide analysis to examine decarbonization pathways mapped to the Northwest’s economic and institutional realities.

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Claiming Power: Stories of Rural Communities and Clean Energy

The Clean Energy Transition Institute is launching a storytelling initiative focused on Washington State’s rural communities.

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Operation 2030: Scaling Building Decarbonization in Washington State

CETI is launching Operation 2030 in partnership with the 2050 Institute to frame and jumpstart the large-scale mobilization required by 2030 to position Washington State to meet its transformational building decarbonization goals by 2050. The initiative currently consists of two phases starting with a report in fall 2021, followed by a series of Operation 2030 strategic forums and policy briefs throughout 2022.

Research