Clean is closer than you think
We can have 100% clean energy powering our lives and creating good jobs. We can live and work in healthy, efficient, clean buildings,
and we can expand clean transportation choices to get where we need to go.
We're Building to 100% Clean by 2050
A clean energy economy is ready to power our future in the Pacific Northwest. It starts with transitioning our electricity to become 100% fossil-free. From there, we can electrify most of our buildings and transportation needs, and move beyond oil for just about everything else.
Clean in Your Community
Washington electric vehicle owners benefit from the cheap and clean energy that costs an average of 8 cents per KW hour. That is by far the cheapest in the nation.
In the PNW, solar accounts for over 8,000 jobs and 317 employers. (seia.org)
Energy efficiency jobs are the #1 source of employment in the clean energy economy.
Wind power is a huge part of getting the electricity grid to 100% clean in the PNW.
In 2016, wind power accounted for 12.1% of the electricity generated in Oregon and 7.1% generated in Washington.
"You are looking at a little over 44,000 solar panels over 87 acres. We believe this is the future of good business and clean energy in the Pacific Northwest," said Larry Henry, Construction Manager for Saturn Power, at the Tumbleweed Solar Farm just outside Bend.
King County Metro released 11 all-electric buses to its fleet. The buses have zero emissions and charge in just 10 minutes.
We are 100% PNW
Cloud Cap Farms, Dairy Farmer
"One of the reasons that we do this, using clean energy, is so that we can stay here. We want to protect our land, we want to protect our communities. We are a fifth generation dairy farm here, and I say that because I have four children and I hope that they will one day want to come back to the farm and work. It’s not very common that you find generational businesses anymore."
Green Drop Garage, Mechanic
"I have kids, so it all belongs—this is going to be their future where they’re going to live...I like going to work because I feel I’m creating a new future. I’m making a difference, an environmental difference."
Backcountry Hunters & Anglers, Board Member
"As a hunter, conservation is so extremely important. So to me, sustainability is kind of non-negotiable. I feel like sustainability can be defined by just efficient use of resources. It’s our obligation as citizens of the world, as people who enjoy wild places, to live in a way that doesn’t contribute to the degradation that ruins places like this.”
Harbor History Museum, Director
Gig Harbor, Washington
"We like to make history as much as share it and preserve it. We are constantly looking at ways not only to preserve the past, but to embrace new ideas for the future. A solar panel project to be put on a local museum is huge. That says, ‘We care about our planet. We care about the stewardship of this place.’ And, to me, that’s an important role that the museum can play in the community."
King County Metro, Transit Operator
"I have been driving for King County Metro for 5 years. Basically I’ve driven every single bus that we have in King County. The riders actually love these buses. I don’t think they realize it’s a 100% battery operated bus. When I tell them it’s an electric bus they just love it because it’s good for the environment."
100% Clean is 100% Possible
The Pacific Northwest is our home. We care about this place, and doing our part to protect it and realize our dream for a 100% clean energy economy. We use what we need, we build things to last, and we work together to ensure that everyone benefits from a just transition to 100% clean.
What Does 100% Clean Energy look like for the PNW?
100% Clean Power
A 100% clean, fossil-free electricity grid is the foundation of our clean energy future. That means every time we use electricity, it will come from local, clean and efficient sources of power like hydroelectric, wind, and solar—not coal or fossil gas.
100% Clean Buildings
The buildings where we live and work use a lot of energy and create a lot of pollution. We can make our current buildings more energy efficient, saving on utility bills and repair costs. We can also ensure that new buildings are designed with efficiency and clean energy in mind, and built by a regional workforce with good-paying, permanent jobs.
100% Clean Transporation
We all want affordable, accessible, safe and efficient transportation. This means electrifying as much as we can—our buses, delivery fleets, and cars—and making it easier to walk, bike, or scoot where we need to go. Moving beyond fossil fuels is 100% possible.
We Could be First
The Pacific Northwest can achieve 100% clean energy by 2050. In fact, we’re already halfway there. We can lead the nation on sustainability while strengthening our economy.
You can do something now.
Clean Energy at Home
Small changes can have a big impact.
- Think big! 100% clean energy is made possible by all of us.
- Opt out of driving 1-3 times per week—ride your bike, take the bus to work, or walk to the store.
- Pay less for your energy use by considering energy efficiency upgrades.
- Support local businesses and shop small.
- Sign up to show your support for a 100% Clean PNW and share this site.
Clean Energy in Your Community
When we can see 100% clean, we know that it's 100% possible.
- Take note of energy uses in your community that are still fossil-fueled, and talk with friends about the cleaner future we could choose instead.
- Find out what local businesses are doing to decrease energy use or source locally.
- Stay engaged with 100forPNW, read our updates, and follow us online.
- Let us know about clean energy success stories on your community!
Clean Energy in the Pacific Northwest
Accelerate change through big and bold solutions for our region.
- Keep tracking climate change issues here at home in the PNW and nationwide.
- Vote for clean energy and climate champions.
- Share with your social networks why you’re #100forPNW.
What can you do now?
Seeing is believing—so help by giving a visible boost to the 100% clean energy future we can create together!
A 100% Clean Energy Economy is closer than you think!
Sign on below to show your support for a Pacific Northwest transition to a 100% clean energy economy.
Together we can power our lives with clean energy. We can have clean air, and create more good local jobs.
Our communities can benefit from clean electricity, zero-carbon buildings, and clean, affordable, and efficient transportation choices.
Together, we can declare independence from fossil fuels in the Pacific Northwest.