Government Policy concerning Energy Conservation
There have been energy crises since caves were used for shelter and fires for heat and cooking. Government has been involved in energy policy nearly as long. Learn more about some of the major players in the current headline-grabbing crisis in California and the Pacific Northwest with the following links:
State of Washington Energy Policy Group
(Office of Trade & Economic Development) Links to the latest developments in Washington State energy policy (a tremendous amount of West Coast power is generated in Washington State). See also the links on the Energy Page of the Washington State Utilities and Transportation Commission.
California's Energy Challenge
(on the State of California web site) Energy-related links for the State of California, hardest hit by current energy shortages in the West.
Energy Conservation from the Oregon DAS
Energy conservation links for the Oregon State Department of Administrative Services, Facilities Division.
The Home Page of the U.S. DOE
The Federal Department of Energy web site.
The Seattle City Light Energy Conservation Campaign
Local energy conservation efforts, such as that conducted by Seattle's City Light, were highly successful in the summer of 2001.