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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Transportation Electrification & Congestion Relief
Washington’s Decisive Decade
Washington’s Decisive Decade An Emerging Roadmapfor Transportation Decarbonization& Cleaner AirWith the transportation sector accounting for 45% of the state’s emissions, it will receive the majority of upcoming investments from the Climate Commitment Act (CCA)....
What are the facts about the Climate Commitment Act?
As the Climate Commitment Act (CCA) moves to implementation, many Washingtonians have questions about what it does and how it works. Policy experts from our research team at the Clean & Prosperous Institute (CaPI) along with the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) ...
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...
Building Back Better
This report analyzes the potential jobs and community health benefits created by a sample portfolio of investments in Washington State. We find that investing in clean transportation, forest conservation and ecosystem restoration, clean energy, water and energy efficiency, low carbon agriculture, and sustainable industry supports over ten jobs per million dollars invested. By comparison, the state’s ten largest industries support 4.3 jobs per million dollars invested. Additionally, we find that every million dollars invested in these programs accrues $2.4 million in clean air and climate benefits. These findings can help state policymakers design an economic recovery plan in response to the COVID-19 crisis that maximizes both job creation and the long-term health of Washington communities.
Poll: Washington Voters Support Aligned Action on Transportation and Climate
Washingtonians overwhelmingly see climate change as real, urgent, and requiring strong, comprehensive action. According to new poll results, more than three-quarters of voters believe we cannot rely on Washington, DC to solve climate change, and nearly 70% of voters...
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...
Visualizing cost-managed approaches to reducing WA emissions
To date, there is no Washington Specific MAC Curve that provides more than a cursory glance at carbon reduction measures specific to our state. The Clean & Prosperous Institute (CaPI) has decided that the time has come to undertake a more comprehensive, statewide look at MAC opportunities in our state. CaPI is actively looking for partners and funders to carry this project through to a robust tool for policymakers and businesses.
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.