Member since 2017
Washington Governor Inslee | US Climate Alliance
From the Governor

When we see the tremendous damage climate change is causing in our state, it’s understandable to feel some despair. But I think we’re also entitled to feel deep pride in what we’re accomplishing together … We’ve passed several landmark policies that are transitioning us to clean transportation, clean electricity and clean buildings … And we’re doing this in a way that ensures overburdened communities will experience the economic and health benefits of this transition.

Gov. Jay Inslee

Washington Climate Actions at a Glance

Washington is advancing high-impact climate policies, actions, and regulations across the Alliance’s 10 key policy areas. These solutions centered around equity, environmental justice, and a just economic transition are being deployed at scale to safeguard public health, grow the U.S. economy, and secure a net-zero future.


This list includes both statutory and executive policies and actions that Washington has adopted or is in the process of adopting (as of October 2022).

  • Lead by Example programs & goals
  • Economy-wide GHG goal
  • Carbon neutral goal
  • State climate action plan
  • Electric utility energy efficiency resource standards
  • Gas utility energy efficiency resource standards
  • Appliance efficiency standards
  • Statewide building performance standards
  • 100% clean electricity goal
  • Renewable portfolio standards
  • Regulations addressing hydrofluorocarbons
  • Regulations addressing methane
  • Buy clean programs, studies, or pilot projects
  • Regulations addressing GHG emissions from industries
  • Environmental justice offices or interagency bodies
  • Environmental justice screening and policy tools
  • NWL in state GHG inventory
  • Healthy soils legislation
  • Social cost of greenhouse gases in policymaking
  • Carbon market participation
  • Statewide resilience or adaptation plan
  • Resilience offices or interagency bodies
  • Low-emission vehicle standards
  • Zero-emission vehicle standards
  • Clean truck standards
  • Clean Fuels Standard

Want To Learn More?

For the most up-to-date, in-depth breakdown of climate 

actions across each policy priority, 

explore the U.S. Climate Alliance Policy Database.