Between 2021 and 2022, electricity consumption by Puget Sound Energy (PSE) customers increased by 10.5% while natural gas consumption increased by 28.8%. Industrial users were responsible for a 60% increase in electricity use and more than ten-fold increase in natural gas use.
The combined generating capacity of renewable energy systems in Thurston County increased by 23% from 2022 to 2023, reflecting a strong shift towards solar and other renewable energy sources.
Sustainable Thurston Report Card
The Sustainable Thurston Report Card tracks how well the Thurston region is doing at becoming carbon neutral. The goal includes three targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions: