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Working for a clean, affordable, and equitable energy future for the Northwest

An efficiency-first approach to transmission 

Transmission lines are critical to our energy system, capable of shuttling electricity vast distances from where it’s generated to where it’s consumed. Over the past 40 years, energy efficiency has helped to avoid the need for new transmission projects. A coming wave of electrification and other load growth that will largely be powered by solar,…

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The Energy Activist provides coverage and updates on current developments in the continuing push for a clean and affordable energy future.

Support our work to accelerate the Northwest’s transition to a clean, affordable, and equitable energy future.

Our Mission

The NW Energy Coalition leads the Northwest’s broadest alliance of energy interests in designing, promoting, and implementing clean, affordable, and equitable energy policy grounded in analytical expertise.

Our Vision

We envision a system that provides clean, reliable, and affordable energy. One where our Northwest communities benefit from a carbon-free energy system that meets people’s needs and restores the region’s natural resources.

About Us

The Coalition is an alliance of over 100 environmental, civic, and human service organizations, utilities, and clean energy businesses in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, and British Columbia.

NWEC News

Fall 2024 Clean & Affordable Energy Conference, November 13 in Seattle, WA!

Join the NW Energy Coalition for our Fall 2024 Clean & Affordable Energy Conference! Wednesday, November 13 8am – 7pm, PT The Husky Union Building…

June 2024 Newsletter – Fall conference, Tribal Circumstances Analysis, and more!

Featured Fall 2024 Clean & Affordable Energy Conference Save the date for our Clean & Affordable Energy Conference on November 13, 2024 at the HUB…

Pathways Initiative’s Step One Proposal for Governance of a West-Wide Energy Market 

A single, unified energy market in the West is essential to unlock the clean energy resource potential of the West, enable efficient use of our…

May 2024 Newsletter – Summer interns, gas utility decarbonization, and new FERC rule

Featured Welcome to our two summer interns!  Soumya Keefe Soumya started her internship with the Coalition in April of 2024 as one of two 2024…

Events

Fall 2024 Clean & Affordable Energy Conference, November 13 in Seattle, WA!

Join the NW Energy Coalition for our Fall 2024 Clean & Affordable Energy Conference! Wednesday, November 13 8am – 7pm, PT The Husky Union Building…

2024 Oregon Solar + Storage Conference – October 22 – 24, 2024

The 2024 Oregon Solar + Storage Conference (OSSC), hosted by the Oregon Solar + Storage Industries Association (OSSIA), is taking place October 22 – 24,…

Smart Buildings Exchange – August 27-29, 2024

Join the Seattle-based Smart Buildings Center for the free 2024 Smart Buildings Exchange (SBX) to be held virtually & in-person August 27-29, 2024. Interactive conference sessions featuring…

Clean & Affordable Energy Conference Digest – Spring 2024

The NW Energy Coalition hosted our Spring conference in Boise, ID this year. Speakers discussed next steps in salmon recovery in the Columbia basin, new…

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An efficiency-first approach to transmission 

Transmission lines are critical to our energy system, capable of shuttling electricity vast distances from where it’s generated to where it’s consumed. Over the past…

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