"Educating the Leaders for Our Clean
and Efficient Energy Future..."

The Institute for Energy Studies at Western Washington University is a multi-college collaboration that offers interdisciplinary undergraduate degrees to address the science, technology, policy, business and economic aspects of energy systems.

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Featured Event

Carbon Hackathon 2020 Energy Symposium

Event Type: Other
April 21st, 2020 - 3:00 PM

Energy News

Dozens of Western Washington University students have received Outstanding Graduate honors for the 2017-18 academic year. Faculty members from… Read more: WWU Names 2017-18 Outstanding Graduates

In the northwest corner of the Environmental Studies Building’s third floor, a new interactive energy dashboard has been installed by Western’s… Read more: FM, Office of Sustainability unveil new energy dashboard in Environmental Studies building


"I chose to pursue a minor in Energy Policy after I came to the realization that energy production and consumption are two of the greatest contributors to greenhouse gas emissions worldwide. We can’t expect to improve the environment without a significant shift towards energy efficiency, carbon pricing, and renewable technologies."

Stefanie Neale
Class of 2017

"Energy plays a critical role in most of the economic, environmental, and political policy challenges facing the world in the twenty-first century. Western’s Institute for Energy Studies is exciting to me because its goal is to equip students and help researchers to understand how energy-related issues affect these challenges."

Phil Thompson
Associate Professor, Economics