About the Coalition
The NW Energy Coalition is an alliance of over 100 environmental, civic, and human service organizations, utilities, and businesses in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, and British Columbia, plus many individual members.
Mission: The NW Energy Coalition advances clean, equitable, and affordable energy policies by leveraging our analytic expertise and convening a broad alliance of people and organizations.
Vision: Northwest communities benefit from a carbon-free energy system that equitably meets the needs of people and preserves the region’s natural resources.
Strategies: We focus on reforming utility, buildings, and transportation policy and programs to reduce climate pollution and to hasten the development of energy efficiency, demand management, renewable resources, energy storage, smart infrastructure improvements, integrated system planning, and market systems that will accelerate the use of a clean, affordable, and equitable portfolio of energy resources and facilitate Columbia Basin salmon recovery for all in the Northwest.
We engage policymakers, regulators, and utilities to change the energy system decision process to increasingly value community voices to ensure that our most vulnerable community members and communities of color have affordable energy services, directly benefit from clean energy resources within communities, and have a seat at energy forum tables. This work is based on deep engagement with our members and allies to develop informed positions.