Leaders are learners. Washington state is a climate action leader. And that’s good for Washington, as it positions us well to prosper in the burgeoning clean economy. But we’re not alone, as other states too are innovating in business and public policy. Washington’s...
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Energy Waste & Efficient Carbon Use
3rd Annual Future of Carbon Policy Forum
3rd Annual Future of Carbon Policy Forum Wednesday, November 18, 2020, 3:00 PM – 5:15 PM PSTWith the election results coming into focus, states will continue to be sources of leadership on carbon policy. What does the future hold for Washington State? Join us on...
2nd Annual Future of Carbon Policy Forum
2nd Annual Future of Carbon Policy Forum December 12, 2019The 2nd Annual Future of Carbon Policy Forum brought together over 100 participants to build momentum and collaboration in achieving carbon reduction goals in the state. Eight presenters, each well versed in...
Analysis: Cost and Rate Impact of 100% Clean Energy
This analysis examines the rate impacts of eliminating coal power, achieving an 80% clean energy standard by the year 2030, and a 100% clean energy standard by the year 2045. CaPI relies on a variety of sources, and deploys its own utility-specific model.
CaPI Event: The Future of Climate Policy After I-1631
Wed, November 28, 2018, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM PST | Mercer Island Community & Event Center
Purpose: Inform community about views of electorate, Resolve post-election tensions & align towards cooperative success, Invite engagement in achieving desired outcomes, Set framework for 2019 legislature
The prospects for I-1631 eliminating 20 million tons of carbon pollution annually by 2035
This analysis aims to answer the following central question: What cost-performance must I-1631 investments in carbon reduction achieve in order to meet the state’s 2035 emissions target and trigger a freeze in the rate of fee increase?
Wasted energy: Increasing efficiency can reverse a major drag on Washington’s prosperity
Clean & Prosperous Institute (CaPI) analysis indicates that Washingtonians spent over $24 billion on energy in 2015 – down from nearly $28 billion in 2014 – with nearly 60% ($13 billion) spent on wasted energy. Efficiency gains are an opportunity to generate immediate economic benefit and foster a clean technology boom.
Wasted energy: Ten opportunities to reduce a $13 billion annual bill
Clean technology can boost energy efficiency, reduce waste, and save Washington State billions of dollars annually, while developing a competitive advantage in a multi-trillion dollar industry. Here’s a sample of some significant strategies to make this happen.
Appendix: Wasted Energy additional details
Section 1: Updating the Sankey diagram
Sankey Diagrams, like those produced by LLNL, are an information-rich visual depiction of energy or other (e.g. carbon, money) flows from inputs to final use.
Section 2: Carbon content of wasted energy
CaPI analysis estimates around 50 million metric tons of carbon dioxide (MtCO2) associated with wasted energy in 2015.
Climate Change Creates Risk & Opportunity for WA Business
“We don’t need an energy miracle” to effectively address climate change. That was the message a speaker from the Risky Business Project shared with Washington State business leaders earlier this month. Their new research identifies cost-competitive, low-carbon energy sources and technologies that already exist and will become cheaper over the coming decades.