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Energy Committee

We all use energy every day at home, work, and everywhere in between. And all that energy consumption has a huge impact on our local and global environment. The Washington Chapter Energy Committee educates Sierra Club members, policy makers, and Washington residents about energy issues and how we can all take steps to reduce our environmental footprint by making smarter choices in how we buy and use energy. We do this a variety of ways:


  • Educating and engaging people in the discussion over energy use, the environment, and global climate change.
  • Finding and promoting new options for conservation and clean energy.
  • Supporting environmentally responsible energy policy at the local, state and national level.
  • Working with government agencies, utilities, and other organizations to promote sustainable energy practices.

For more information, please contact the committee chair, Aaron Robins.

Take Action

Coal companies want to export millions of tons of dirty coal through Washington. You can help stop this disastrous plan!

The Obama administration is considering new mercury standards to protect our air from dirty power plants. Tell your Representative to support strong safeguards against toxic mercury.