State of Washington Renewable Energy Policy Analysis Report

December 2023
Sophie Daudon**, Spencer Checkoway**, Caroline Resor**, University of Michigan

With historically strong governmental support in its climate goals, Washington looks to continue to 
be a leader in renewable energy policy and deployment. While the state could have rested on its nation-leading hydroelectric generation, Washington continues to push for increased electrification, streamlined development, and state subsidies for renewables. As the state moves closer to its 100% Clean Energy Standard, lawmakers and government officials are looking for ways to uplift communities most affected by climate change as well as better integrate rural communities into the energy transition, and cite this as the largest challenge at present.