Welcome to the Institute for Energy Studies

The Institute for Energy Studies at Western Washington University exists to meet the demand for education and training related to human production and use of energy through interdisciplinary programs that combine the fields of science, technology and engineering with economics, business management, public policy, and sustainability.

The Institute for Energy Studies 2017 Energy Symposium will take place April 18, 2017 in Western's Library Reading Room. Our focus this year will be transportation. Watch here for details!


Overview -- WWU Institute for Energy Studies

Phil Thompson - Affiliated Faculty

"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."

Educating the leaders for our clean and efficient energy future through interdisciplinary studies and research.