Coalition member, FORTH, is looking for speakers for its Roadmap 11 Conference, June 19-20, 2018 in Portland, OR. Forth is looking for speakers who are working on cutting-edge projects, asking the tough questions, and are experimenting with making shared, autonomous, connected, and electric mobility work in a variety of unexpected situations. Click here for submission […]
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As the Bonneville Power Administration and other federal agencies convene a hearing process concerning the fate of the lower Snake River dams and ongoing efforts to save threatened wild salmon populations, the NW Energy Coalition has released a new fact sheet that describes an affordable clean energy alternative to the dams. The fact sheet also outlines the steps that BPA and the federal agencies should take to assure that the process of creating a new environmental impact statement is thorough, fair and transparent.
Remarks of Nancy Hirsh Executive Director, NW Energy Coalition Lower Snake River Dam Rally December 1, 2016
“All of us who live in the Northwest are being threatened. We’re being told that, if we remove the lower Snake River dams to restore wild salmon, we’ll have to build natural gas-fired power plants that will spew carbon dioxide into the atmosphere and drive up electric rates. In short, we’re being told, we can save wild salmon or we can have clean, abundant, affordable electricity, but we can’t have both.”
NWEC Executive Director Nancy Hirsh will speak this afternoon at 4PM at a rally to call on the Bonneville Power Administration and other federal agencies to conduct a thorough and fair investigation to determine whether the electricity generated by the lower Snake River dams that inhibit salmon migration can be replaced by other clean, renewable power options.
Amid uncertainty about what recent election results will mean for environmental policy and the fate of the planet, a remarkable clarity pervaded the NW Energy Coalition Clean & Affordable Energy conference this past Thursday in Portland. David Roberts, Vox energy and climate columnist and the conference’s keynote speaker, opened the day by reminding an audience of more than two-hundred that, regardless of coming battles and possible changes in energy and environmental policy both in Washington DC and in the Northwest, there remains a simple imperative. If we are to avoid doing catastrophic damage to the planet and to ourselves, “we must clean up the grid and electrify everything.”
The defeat of I-732, the carbon tax, should not cause anyone to question the depth and breadth of support for action to combat climate change among Washington voters. As has been widely noted, the solution embodied by I-732 divided a community that is otherwise united in its commitment to developing policies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
The Pay for Performance workshop explored the promise of metered energy savings by engaging experts and practitioners to discuss the current state of whole-building energy efficiency and the emergence of new opportunities and new tools as we enter the era of M&V 2.0.
PRESS RELEASE: NW Energy Coalition participates in a $2 million grant from U.S. Department of Energy
Solar Plus, a joint effort of more than a dozen stakeholder groups in Washington and Oregon, led by Northwest Sustainable Energy for Economic Development (Northwest SEED), and including the NW Energy Coalition, has been awarded a $2,050,000 SunShot grant from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to further the deployment of solar energy in the Pacific Northwest. It is the largest of the seventeen awards totaling $21 million announced today.
These honors recognize clean energy leaders under the age of 40 who model the passion and expertise we need to achieve a clean energy future. Join us to celebrate the honorees at our 35th Anniversary Awards Gala on November 17th in Portland, OR.
Roadmap for Integrating Renewables: Fundamentals for Power Systems Relying Primarily on Renewable Energy
In an October 5, 2016 workshop attended by utility executives, regulators, educators, and clean-energy advocates, Ken Dragoon of Flink Energy, takes his audience through the basics of electricity generation, storage, and management and then shows how emerging techniques can be used by utilities to integrate wind and solar into their power systems.