The quality of life we enjoy in the West depends on clean air and a healthy environment. But climate change is increasing the West’s already high risk of drought, wildfires, heat waves and other extreme events. The leading cause of climate change and air pollution is burning fossil fuels for electricity and transportation.

Western states have a unique opportunity to lead the transition to a cleaner, more sustainable energy system. By tapping our abundant and affordable solar, wind, and geothermal power, and by using energy more efficiently and modernizing our electric grid, the West can drive clean energy job creation, eliminate air pollution, and cut carbon emissions—thus protecting community health and building stronger economies.

Western Resource Advocates envisions a future where our homes, buildings, and transportation systems will be powered by clean energy. The West will prosper in a zero-carbon economy.