Across the Northwest, plans are afoot to close down coal plants and transition workers and the energy economy towards a greener future. In Oregon, negotiations continue on the shutdown of the Boardman plant.
Resources & Publications: Energy Activist Online
Written for people who don’t analyze energy policy for a living, The Energy Activist Online helps Coalition members and allies keep track of often complex energy and salmon issues. Each edition explores a key issue affecting the Northwest’s energy future.
Across the Northwest, plans are afoot to close down coal plants and transition workers and the energy economy towards a greener future. In Washington, Coalition members, partners and other activists are working to transition the Transalta plant in Centrailia by 2015.
When we’re all calculating our carbon footprints and fretting over budgets, why is it important for us to come to Portland Nov. 12-13 for the Coalition’s NW Clean & Affordable Energy Conference and membership meeting? Short answer: these two days make the Coalition stronger, wiser and better prepared to deliver the clean and affordable energy future we all work for.
Coalition partner Save Our Wild Salmon has begun the “One of a Kind” project to reveal the astonishing story of endangered Snake River salmon and the race to save them.
Coalition member groups are butting heads with the state Consumer Counsel and others over rate cases and the viability of new wind development.
Several companies have been working with the Energy Trust of Oregon and the city of Portland to solarize the city. The project goes from neighborhood to neighborhood, with hundreds of customers signing for installation of photovoltaic cells. So Portland is experiencing a huge penetration of solar power at very reasonable costs thanks to economies of scale…
Spokane-based Avista Corp., which provides electric and natural gas service to much of northern Idaho, has joined the staff of the Idaho Public Utilities Commission (PUC) in asking the Commission to approve a rate case settlement agreement that could mean higher rates – though not as high as the utility first sought.
NorthWestern Energy’s application to construct the Mountain States Transmission Intertie has encountered another in a long line of difficulties.
Following a lengthy process, the Washington’s Utilities and Transportation Commission approved PacifiCorp’s and Avista Utilities’ targets for meeting the energy efficiency provisions of the state’s clean energy law. Initiative 937 requires the state’s major electric utilities to capture all of the cost-effective conservation in their service territories beginning in 2010.
Working Snake River project seeks broad involvement, political leadership to protect Northwest wild salmon
Working Snake River for Washington, a collaboration of clean energy proponents, conservationists, salmon and orca advocates, commercial and recreational fishermen, farmers and businesses, is a response to the government’s two-decade, multi-billion-dollar failure to craft a lawful, science-based federal plan that protects the Columbia Basin’s endangered wild salmon and steelhead.