COMMENT NOW: Lower Snake River Dams draft report

July 11 deadline to comment on draft report On June 9, consultants working for Senator Murray and Governor Inslee released the “Lower Snake River Dams: Replacement Benefits Draft Report”. The report analyzes “whether there are reasonable means for replacing the services and benefits provided by the lower Snake River Dams (LSRD) sufficient to support dam…

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Markets Month: Part 3

Welcome to Markets Month! Since mid-May, we’ve been publishing a multipart series about electricity markets in the Northwest. We hope to cover the basics and keep you up to date on the processes occurring in the region to develop an integrated western electricity market system. Check out Part 1 and Part 2 of the series. …

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Markets Month: Part 2

In big, bright letters: Markets Month: Part 2: Developments to create a western electricity market

Welcome to Markets Month! Over the course of the next month or so we’ll be publishing a multipart series about electricity markets in the Northwest. We hope to cover the basics and keep you up to date on the processes occurring in the region to develop an integrated western electricity market system.  Part 2: Developments…

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Markets Month: Part 1

Welcome to Markets Month! Over the course of the next month or so we’ll be publishing a multipart series about electricity markets in the Northwest. We hope to cover the basics and keep you up to date on the processes occurring in the region to develop an integrated western electricity market system.  Part 1: What…

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Northwest Power and Conservation Council Approves 2021 Power Plan

The 2021 Power Plan was unanimously approved today by the Northwest Power and Conservation Council. The 2021 Power Plan will help determine how much clean energy and energy efficiency the Northwest will use by providing a blueprint for power system decisions throughout the region. It comes at a critical time, when the Northwest needs to replace…

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30 days of the DOE Better Buildings webinar series

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Better Buildings Webinar Series takes on pressing topics facing energy professionals, with new experts leading the conversations on proven best practices, cost-effective strategies, and innovative new ways to approach sustainability and energy performance. The webinars are frequent, free, and informative. See the FAQs.   SCHEDULED 2020 SUMMER WEBINARS: BEHIND-THE-METER DISTRIBUTED…

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Coalition recommends clean energy stimulus spending

To help Americans and businesses cope with the ​economic impacts of the coronavirus crisis, the federal government is ​considering targeted investments into the US economy. ​In the immediate future, more funds need to be invested in bill assistance through the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) to help utility customers with growing unpaid balances. In…

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May 7, 2020 Member Meeting Summary

MEMBER MEETING SUMMARY  May 7, 2020 Organizational Update  Executive director, Nancy Hirsh, reported that the Coalition is financially stable for the near and mid-term, but that given long-term unknowns is being cautious with its finances.  Recently, the GiveBig campaign exceeded fundraising goals bringing in just over $14,000.  This summer the Coalition will begin development of its next…

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Panel explores paths to NW resource adequacy

As the Northwest electric system transitions away from fossil fuel resources, many are asking how utilities plan to meet future power needs.  On May 7, 2020, the NW Energy Coalition hosted a webinar exploring that question and others.  The webinar was moderated by Coalition Senior Policy Associate, Fred Heutte.  Joining him on the panel were…

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