Washington State Industrial Emissions Analysis

July 2021

Washington State aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions at the scale and pace that the climate crisis requires

The Clean Energy Transition Institute and our partners were privileged to have been chosen to provide technical assistance to the Washington State Department of Commerce in developing and designing the state’s 2021 State Energy Strategy.
Washington State Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Targets
below 1990 levels by 2030
below 1990 levels by 2040
below 1990 levels, with net zero emissions by 2050

Washington 2021 State Energy Strategy and Supporting Materials

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.

Technical Advisory Process

From March-December 2020 the CETI Team provided technical analysis to the Washington State Department of Commerce in support of a suite of policies and actions designed to meet Washington’s greenhouse gas targets and achieve decarbonization in the state.
The technical consulting included:
Conducting a meta-analysis of existing energy studies and strategies and an inventory of existing Washington policies, programs, regulations, investments, and tools
Facilitating a technical advisory process to inform the Advisory Committee’s advice and recommendations
Performing decarbonization and modeling and analysis, building on existing efforts and guided by the technical advisory process and Advisory Committee deliberations
Working with Commerce to create communication materials, including the design and preparation of a final report and supporting documents to launch the final 2021 State Energy Strategy
Technical Analysis and Strategy Design Consultants

The Clean Energy Transition Institute facilitated the technical advisory process, design, and production of the Washington State 2021 Energy Strategy from March to December with the following consultants:

Clean Energy Transition Institute

Aditi Bansal, Policy and Research Analyst
Marc Daudon, Senior Fellow
Nicole Larson, Research Assistant
David Paolella, Policy and Research Analyst
Eileen V. Quigley, Executive Director

Evolved Energy Research

Jeremy Hargreaves, Principal

Hammerschlag, LLC

Roel Hammerschlag, Principal

Inclusive Economics

Betony Jones, Founder

One Visual Mind

Karen Beck, Partner
Carol Maglitta
, Partner

Stockholm Environment Institute

Derik Broekhoff, Senior Scientist
Michael Lazarus
, U.S. Center Director

2050 Institute

Poppy Storm, Founder and Director of Innovation

July 2021

In late 2020, as the Clean Energy Transition Institute was wrapping up its contract to provide technical and economic analysis in support of the Washington State Department of Commerce’s 2021 State Energy Strategy, Commerce Department colleagues requested additional analysis that would suggest ideas for how the state could achieve a more detailed analysis of greenhouse gas emissions in the state’s industrial facilities than what the state does currently; identify available data sources, data collection methods, and data-sharing mechanisms for the state’s industrial facilities’ GHG emissions; and prepare a targeted analysis and case study on the potential for manufacturing green cement in Washington. CETI in collaboration with SEI US, and under the direction of Derik Broekhoff, produced these deliverables in July 2021:

Washington State Industrial Emissions Analysis Documents:

Oregon Clean Energy Pathways Analysis Documents:

Community-Defined Decarbonization Documents:

Northwest Clean Energy Atlas

The following maps created for this report are available as interactive visualizations on the Northwest Clean Energy Atlas:

  1. Poverty and Energy Burden
  2. Access to Internet and Personal Vehicles
  3. Manufactured Housing and Energy Burden
  4. Weatherization Assistance Program Eligible Households

2021 WA State Energy Strategy Presentations

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