Throughout 2020, the Institute will work with key influencers in the region to develop a decarbonization implementation plan to guide actions from now until 2030. We will set emission targets to attain for 2025 and 2030; identify barriers to deep decarbonization to achieving the targets; and convene decision-makers to determine how to put the region on a decarbonization path.
Decarbonizing the built environment involves energy efficiency and demand management strategies, as well as decreasing the use of natural gas, which could negatively impact the region’s most vulnerable residents. We will co-develop a Decarbonizing Buildings project with frontline communities to determine the most equitable and technically sound solutions to reducing carbon emissions from buildings.
Energy Mapping Project
The Clean Energy Mapping project aims to use Tableau’s data visualization software to create an interactive map displaying attitudes toward decarbonization and examples of clean energy activities in Northwest state legislative districts. The goal is to show Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington policymakers and legislators evidence of clean energy economic value and support for clean energy throughout the region.