About the Coalition
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. The Coalition is an alliance of about 100 environmental, civic, and human service organizations, progressive utilities, and businesses in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana and British Columbia.
We envision a 21st century energy system that provides clean, reliable, and affordable energy, sustains our communities, and preserves the region’s natural resources. We seek to meet all electric load growth, reduce natural gas load, replace all coal generation now serving the region, and facilitate Columbia Basin salmon recovery by increased development of energy efficiency, environmentally responsible renewable energy, energy storage capacity, and other grid edge technologies.
The Coalition works to:
- Advance energy efficiency, demand management, renewables, storages, infrastructure improvements, integrated system planning, and market systems that accelerate use of clean energy resources for all in the Northwest.
- Reduce GHG emissions, restore fish and wildlife impacted by the power system, and support community resilience.
- Ensure our most vulnerable community members have affordable energy services, directly benefit from clean energy resources, and have a voice in the process and a seat at energy forum tables.