"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.

Energy News

As we face climate change and a diversity of energy options, we need to know the plans and needs for the future. In this discussion, titled "… Read more: Bellingham Chamber Speaker Series to Feature WWU's Joel Swisher Oct. 9 for 'The Future of Energy'

The Institute for Energy Studies at Western Washington University was a 2019 Energy Leadership Achievement Award finalist.

Western Washington University has announced five new certificate programs in the field of Energy Studies; all the programs are aimed at working… Read more: WWU Unveils New Certificate Programs in Energy Studies


"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