Welcome to the Institute for Energy Studies

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. 

Join us for the Fall 2018 Energy Speaker Series​ on Tuesdays at 4pm in SL 130.

Students -- WWU Institute for Energy Studies

Craig Dunn - Affiliated Faculty

While economists despair of differentiating between needs and wants, choosing instead to focus on the more generic category of preferences…it could rather easily be argued that energy is essential to the very existence of all species, including ours. Energy de facto fulfills a fundamental need. So…to critically study energy capture/production/distribution/utilization is to equip oneself with an enduring perspective, with knowledge, with skills that are core to life itself—and that thereby make one highly marketable to boot!

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