Join the NW Energy Coalition for our Spring 2018 NW Clean & Affordable Energy Conference on April 25th, 2018! Today’s most important energy topics will be addressed, including – How renewables can benefit from the western energy market transformation – How customers and communities can command a stronger voice in the making of energy choices […]
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Financing of solar and energy efficiency in Montana: Credit Union Partnership — The NW Energy Coalition is partnering with Puget Sound Cooperative Credit Union (PSCCU) to expand solar financing in the Northwest. Since 1934, PSCCU has been empowering members to do more than they thought they could with their banking relationship. The credit union maintains a […]
OLYMPIA, Washington — During its last-minute rush to enact a new state budget, the Washington legislature managed to agree on a new package of incentives for commercial, community, and home solar installations.
The bill provides those businesses with a degree of predictability about how the state will gradually reduce incentives between now and the year 2029 when they will vanish altogether. By that time, it is expected that solar costs will have diminished to the point that incentives are no longer necessary.
The Okanagan Nation Alliance and Elizabeth May, MP, honored:
The NW Energy Coalition’s Bob Olsen Memorial Conservation Eagle award is presented annually to organizations and individuals that demonstrate sustained and effective leadership in building a clean and affordable energy future. It is the highest award the NW Energy Coalition (NWEC) can bestow.
Boise citizens are ready to take action on climate change, which is already bringing more frequent forest fires, alarming air quality problems and yet more challenges to struggling salmon populations in Idaho. Almost 40% of Boise’s electricity comes from coal, despite the fact that carbon emissions from burning coal are among the largest contributors to climate change.
BOISE, Idaho – Should Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington build more power plants, or rely more on energy efficiency and renewables?
Issues like these will be addressed at a public hearing in Boise tomorrow night on the Northwest Power and Conservation Council’s 7th Regional Power Plan.
Thursday (Nov. 19) the Northwest Power and Conservation Council will hold a public hearing on the draft plan at the Hilton Airport Conference Center, 17620 International Blvd, 5-7 p.m., one of eight hearings the Council is conducting around the Northwest. Click here for the Coalition’s short talking points developed to prepare advocates for the regional 7th […]
On Nov. 5th, the Coalition hosted a webinar presented by NW Energy Coalition’s Policy director Wendy Gerlitz. The webinar focused on the Draft 7th Power Plan to prepare advocates around the region for the upcoming public hearings. The link to the recording is below. Please share with your networks.
The Northwest Power and Conservation Council, the region’s official power planning agency, has just released the draft of its seventh regional power plan. The public now has 60 days to provide written reactions and opportunities to attend and testify at public hearings in all four Northwest states.
Washington state’s Building Code Council is considering a package of energy code improvements crucial to achieving the state goal of a 70% reduction in annual energy use by 2031. Despite their negligible costs and broad climate, comfort and energy-saving benefits, the proposals will likely draw opposition from some in the building industry and elsewhere. That’s why clean and affordable energy advocates must proclaim their support for these reasonable and cost-effective measures.