There is no challenge greater for Washington ... than leading the world's clean energy economy.
Sustainable energy & a clean environment
We will build a legacy of resource stewardship for the next generation of Washingtonians. This goal focuses on producing sustainable and clean energy, protecting healthy fish and wildlife, cleaning and restoring our environment, and using our working and natural lands responsibly. We’ve developed preliminary outcome measures to keep Washington at the forefront of natural resource management.
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We've mapped out sub topics, outcomes and leading indicators for this goal.
We welcome feedback at Results@gov.wa.gov.
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SUSTAINABLE AND CLEAN ENERGYReduce our greenhouse gas emissions
|Clean Transportation||Clean Electricity||Efficient Buildings|
|Reduce transportation related greenhouse gas emissions from 44.9 mmt/year (projected 2020) to 37.5 mmt/year (1990) by 2020||Reduce greenhouse gas emissions from electrical energy consumption from 18.4 mmt/year (projected 2020) to 16.9 mmt/year (1990) by 2020||Improve nonelectrical energy efficiency of existing and new buildings to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from 21 mmt/year (projected 2020) to 18.6 mmt/year (1990) by 2020|
HEALTHY FISH AND WILDLIFEProtect and restore Washington's wildlife
|Increase improved shellfish classification acreage in Puget Sound from net increase of 3,076 acres from 2007-13 to net increase of 8,614 acres by 2016||Increase the percentage of ESA listed salmon and steelhead populations at healthy, sustainable levels from 19% to 25% by 2022||Increase the percentage of current state listed species recovering from 28% to 35% by 2020|
CLEAN AND RESTORED ENVIRONMENTKeep our land, water and air clean
|Healthy Lands||Clean, Cool Water||Healthy Air|
|Increase the number of contaminated sites cleaned up by 17% from 5,815 to 6,803 by 2020||Increase the percentage of rivers meeting good water quality from 43% to 55% by 2020||Increase the percentage of population living where air quality meets federal standards from 82% to 100% by 2020|
WORKING AND NATURAL LANDSUse our lands responsibly
|Forests and Farmland||Land Use||Habitat Protection|
|Increase the net statewide acreage dedicated to working farms from 7.237 million to 7.347 million by 2020, reduce loss of designated forests of long-term commercial significance from X to zero by 2020 (TBD)||Increase the proportion of population growth occurring in urban growth areas from 83% to 86.5% by 2020||Reduce the rate of loss of priority habitats from 1.5% to 1.0% by 2016|
What do these terms mean
Definitions for performance measurement terms may be helpful as you review the draft measures and indicators (PDF) above.There are three levels of information to think about for each of Gov. Inslee's goals.
- Goal topic: each goal is broken up into specific goal topics that organize how we define and measure progress on the larger goal.
- Outcome measure: each goal topic includes one or more outcome measures that identify the results we want to achieve over time.
- Leading indicators: the progress on each outcome measure is determined by a set of specific, detailed, quantifiable indicators. This is the data our state agencies regularly report to the Results Washington team.
Governor's goal council
Results Washington is distinctive for a number of reasons, including the cross-agency collaboration to draft the goals, outcome measures and leading indicators. The agencies listed to the left participated as a goal council in the preparation of the first drafts now available to the public and others for comment. They, and other state agencies and partners, will be working together to achieve the goals of Results Washington to provide a data-driven approach to decision making and making that process open and transparent to the public.