Matthew Sheahan
Net-Zero Northwest: Technical and Economic Pathways to 2050 is an economy-wide deep decarbonization pathways analysis to guide actions that will put Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington on the path to achieving net-zero emissions by 2050.
The Net-Zero Northwest Technical and Economic Pathways to 2050 (NZNW) analysis was funded and developed by the following organizations and individuals.


The Clean Energy Transition Institute gratefully acknowledges the financial support that the following funders provided to enable the development of the NZNW Energy Pathways, Health Impacts, and Workforce analyses:

Research & Analysis Team

The analysis was developed by two national consulting firms, written up by CETI staff, and advised by a technical review committee as follows:

Evolved Energy Research

BW Research Partnership

Clean Energy Transition Institute

NZNW Energy Pathways Technical Review Committee

The following regional technical experts participated from August 30 to December 13, 2022 on the NZNW Energy Pathways Technical Review Committee to guide development of the study.

  • Alan Zelenka—Assistant Director for Planning and Innovation, Oregon Department of Energy

  • Angela Becker-Dippmann—Director, Program Development Office, Energy & Environment Directorate, Pacific Northwest National Lab

  • Danielle Tavel—Senior Project Manager, Development, GridLiance

  • David Logsdon—Director of Electrification and Strategic Technology, Seattle City Light

  • Fred Heutte—Senior Policy Associate, Northwest Energy Coalition

  • Glenn Blackmon—Manager, Energy Policy Office, Washington Dept. of Commerce Energy Policy Office

  • John McGarry—Board of Directors, Clean Energy Transition Institute

  • KC Golden—Council Member, Northwest Power and Conservation Council

  • Liz Thomas—Board of Directors, Clean Energy Transition Institute

  • Mary Wiencke—Executive Director, Public Generating Pool

  • Poppy Storm—Founder & Director of Innovation, 2050 Institute

  • Sashwat Roy—Technology & Policy Manager, Renewable Northwest

Design and Production Team

The design and production team was comprised of the following individuals:


Net-Zero Northwest is dedicated to longtime Northwest utility leader Therese Hampton, who was chair of the Western Energy Imbalance Market Governance Review Committee at the time of her tragic death due to a bicycle accident in September 2022. Therese played a critical role in the early conception of the Net-Zero Northwest study and believed deeply in the value of collaborating to achieve an equitable and sustainable regional energy system.

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