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Rain Doesn’t Prevent Washington’s Solar Market from Growing

Although Washington may not look like a prime location for solar power, the market is growing reliably, according to Washington Department of Commerce staff Glenn Blackmon, senior energy policy specialist; Dever Haffner-Ratliffe, program and grant manager; and Seth Kolodziejski, policy and contracts supervisor. In this joint written interview, they said utilities and the state are building energy efficiency programs and exploring electrification strategies.

Washington Articles

How to Make Electric Vehicles Affordable and Accessible

When electric vehicles transform the auto-driven landscape of the United States, what will low-to-moderate-income communities do? A new report from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, “The Future of Transportation Electrification: Utility, Industry and Consumer Perspectives,” evaluated this accelerating controversy and emerged with some solutions.
Reports

Interconnections Seam Study

Through the Interconnections Seam Study, National Renewable Energy Laboratory joined national lab, university and industry partners to identify cost-effective options for upgrading the United States electric grid to create a more integrated power system that can drive economic growth.

Washington Quick Data

Energy Efficiency:
Source: ACEEE
Buildings:
Score 6.50 / 8
Utilities:
Score 10.50 / 20
Transportation:
Score 7.00 / 10
Source: DSIRE
Energy Efficiency Programs:
131 Incentives and Policies
Solar Power:
Source: DSIRE
Renewable Energy Programs:
33 Incentives and Policies
Solar Energy Programs:
23 Incentives and Policies
Source: YPCCC
85%

of people in Washington support funding research into renewable energy sources in 2018.

(+1 of the national average)
(est. 4,063,172 of 4,804,224 adults)

Recommended Visualizations

Use these datasets to understand and analyze the pace and scale of how clean energy is transforming the United States marketplace. These respected organizations have researched and visualized components of the clean energy market. Explore each resource to learn more.

Clean Energy Jobs in
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