The Interior West states hold enormous energy resources. Our states have traditionally supplied America with robust amounts of coal, oil, natural gas, and uranium. More recently, renewable energy sources including solar and wind are among the fastest growing sectors in the energy market. Development and extraction of energy resources brings with them environmental and social impacts both locally and globally. Many western communities have experienced energy booms and energy busts, and some have no choice but to diversify and transition. Innovative approaches that strike a balance among energy producers, residents, communities and the environment are being crafted and implemented across the west.