Clean Energy Transition Institute

Independent, nonpartisan Northwest research and analysis nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the 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
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⚡️👷 Policy options for an equitable energy transition

🏘 PACE financing exacerbating inequities

🌲 Flaws in CA's forest carbon offsets policy

🚗 Measuring/mitigating inequity in EV rebates policy

📊 New portal for utility decarbonization data

April 30, 2021
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⚡ Visualizing the potential land requirements of a net-zero energy system

☀️ Report examines income and demographic trends for residential solar-adopters

🏥 Study highlights substantial health impacts of fuel combustion in buildings

🇺🇳 UN's global methane assessment

🔄 Bill passed in WA promotes industrial symbiosis

⚡️⛽️ Inefficiency of electrofuels suggests targeted development and use

🏛 Federal action to scale carbon removal could help states achieve net-zero goals

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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Montana Governor’s Climate Solutions Council

In December 2019, the Institute and Evolved Energy Research presented deep decarbonization pathways modeling results to Montana Governor Steve Bullock’s Climate Solutions Council, which was charged with developing strategies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, prepare the state for climate impacts, foster innovation, and create economic development and workforce strategies for communities in transition.


Oregon Clean Energy Pathways Modeling

Our work on the Washington state energy strategy led to a new project in November 2020, Oregon Clean Energy Pathways Analysis. In partnership with Renewable Northwest, GridLab, and Evolved Energy Research, we are using the updated NWDDP model to test various decarbonization scenarios for Oregon to inform policy discussions during the upcoming 2021 legislative session.


Washington 2021 State Energy Strategy Technical Advisory Process

We are working alongside our partners to provide technical consultation to the Washington State Department of Commerce, the Governor’s office, and the Advisory Committee in developing the Washington 2021 State Energy Strategy. This work will enhance understanding of the costs and benefits of a suite of policies and actions to meet Washington’s greenhouse gas targets that are designed achieve decarbonization in the state.


Decarbonizing Buildings with An Equity Focus

Buildings account for more than a quarter of Washington state’s greenhouse gas emissions, up 50% since 1990 and now comprising 27% of the state’s greenhouse gas emissions. Both the Washington 2021 State Energy Strategy and legislation currently under consideration in the state legislature aim to reduce those emissions to zero by 2050.


Northwest Clean Energy Atlas

The Institute’s Northwest Clean Energy Atlas project aims to use Tableau’s data visualization software to create an interactive atlas exploring energy data relevant to deep decarbonization in the Northwest.