Decarbonizing the West Initiative Workshop

The second workshop of Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon's WGA Chair initiative, Decarbonizing the West, will be held in Boise, Idaho, on December 12 and 13 at the Inn at 500 Capitol and focus on topics related to natural carbon sequestration, agriculture, forestry, and land management. It will feature roundtable discussions with carbon capture experts from around the region, including the Idaho National Laboratory, as well as remarks from Governor Gordon and Idaho Governor Brad Little.

Register here to watch a FREE livestream of the event.

WGA's 2023 Winter Meeting

The 2023 Winter Meeting of the Western Governors’ Association, hosted by Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon in beautiful Jackson Hole, featured the Western Governors in public policy discussions with four Cabinet members, national thought leaders, and industry experts about the most critical issues facing the region.

Read highlights, see photos 


'Out West' Podcast

In the latest episode of WGA’s Out West podcast Colorado Governor Jared Polis shares some of his experiences from his WGA Chair initiative, The Heat Beneath Our Feet, and discusses the policy recommendations outlined in the initiative report.

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The Heat Beneath Our Feet

The central policy initiative of WGA's 2023 Chair, Colorado Governor Jared Polis, examined opportunities for and barriers to the increased deployment of geothermal energy technologies for both electricity generation and heating and cooling systems in western states, which contain the vast majority of high-yield geothermal energy capacity in the U.S. Through a rigorous stakeholder process that included four workshops, six tours, a public survey, and a webinar series, the Heat Beneath Our Feet initiative generated recommendations for accelerating the development and deployment of geothermal energy in the West.

Read the report


Celebrate the West

The Western Governors’ Foundation is excited to announce the state winners of the eighth annual Celebrate the West regional art competition.

See their artwork

WGA Winter Meeting, Nov. 6-8, 2023, Jackson Hole, Wyoming

WGA Annual Meeting June 10-12, 2024, Olympic Valley, California

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