Who We Are

The Clean Energy Transition Institute (CETI) is an independent, nonpartisan research and analysis nonprofit. Our mission is to accelerate decarbonization and achieve an equitable clean energy transition in the Northwest at the speed and scale that climate science requires.

What We Do

Decarbonization pathways are not one-size-fits all models, but consider the unique economic, policy, and energy contexts of different regions. We use a systemic, economy-wide lens to advance technical, economic, and equitable decarbonization solutions tailored to the landscape of the Northwest states—Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington—by:

· Providing independent, unbiased research and analytics on deep decarbonization pathways that account for the Northwest’s unique characteristics.
· Framing, translating, and demystifying complex decarbonization solutions, including their impacts on emissions, community health, and workforce.
· Convening stakeholders and decision makers
to debate the trade-offs and opportunities inherent in decarbonization and to chart paths to a clean energy transition.
· Elevating the voices of rural, energy-burdened, and low-income communities to ensure they are full participants in defining the benefits and challenges of decarbonization.
· Using our unbiased analysis to encourage fact-based conversations that steer limited resources toward equitable policy solutions and strategies.

Why We Matter

We have a very small window within which to address the climate crisis. Governments, utilities, businesses, advocates, and policy makers in the Northwest must move swiftly to implement viable, equitable, clean energy solutions. They need analysis from a trusted, data-driven convener to assess and implement smart strategies to achieve economy-wide decarbonization. A wide range of stakeholders value our unbiased expertise to guide their decision making.

Land Acknowledgement

The Clean Energy Transition Institute is located in Seattle, WA on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded land of the Coast Salish people, which includes the Suquamish, Duwamish, and Stillaguamish tribes. CETI recognizes and honors their history and their past and ongoing stewardship of this land. We also acknowledge their history of dispossession and forced removal, and we respect their right to sovereignty and self-determination.