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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

More than 50 Western Washington University students and graduates received Outstanding Graduate honors for the 2019-20 academic year. Faculty… Read more: Meet the Outstanding Graduates from the Interdisciplinary and Honors programs

Western Washington University is now receiving energy from the Skookumchuck Wind Facility as part of Puget Sound Energy’s Green Direct program, a… Read more: Western Receiving Energy from Skookumchuck Wind Facility as Part of PSE Program

Testimonials

"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