As 2020 drew to a close, Washington State Governor Jay Inslee announced a bold climate package to put the state on a path to transition to cleaner sources of energy and achieve its ambitious greenhouse gas emission targets enacted during the 2020 legislative session.
The Governor’s comprehensive proposal—the Climate Commitment Act—articulates the investments needed in the state 2021-23 biennium budget (see Figure 1) to support an equitable and inclusive transition.
Figure 1. Governor Inslee’s Climate Commitment Act Investments
The Governor’s top priorities are to:
Washington 2021 State Energy Strategy
The Clean Energy Transition Institute provided the technical analysis that underpins the state’s climate agenda, producing the following:
We are working with the Department of Commerce through June 2021 to provide communications materials and additional technical and economic analysis to help Washingtonians understand how the state aims to achieve its ambitious 2050 net zero-target, as well as its interim 2030 and 2040 targets along the way.