Featured Clean codes for buildings pass in Washington! On Earth Day, April 22, the Washington State Building Code Council passed several commercial energy code updates that will reduce carbon pollution from new commercial and large multifamily (four floors and higher) buildings throughout the state. The changes include improvements in building envelope energy efficiency, the addition of more renewable energy […]
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The NW Energy Coalition prides itself on the technical and analytical knowledge we have on energy systems and utilities in the Northwest. We also recognize that in order for our energy system to be more equitable, we need to engage a broader audience. This NW Electric Utility 101 blog post is part of a collection […]
This is the first installment of a monthly newsletter from us at the NW Energy Coalition. We hope to bring you timely, relevant updates and opportunities in a format that is quickly read and easily digestible. If you have ideas for how we can improve our newsletter, please email Chris Connolly at firstname.lastname@example.org. Enjoy! Featured […]
The Coalition released a short paper addressing the lower Snake River dams’ sustained peaking capacity. The paper analyzes operational data of the four federally-owned lower Snake River dams in Eastern Washington to determine how much the dams contribute to sustained peaking capacity for Bonneville Power Administration customers. The paper’s high-level look at the operational data shows […]
Thank you to everyone who attended our Lunch and Learn webinar session on Seattle’s building performance standards policy development. You can download the slide deck below.
Join the NW Energy Coalition for our summer webinar series “Decarbonizing the Northwest.” This virtual series will take place on June 1, June 15, June 29, and July 13 from 10am – 11:30am PT / 11am – 12:30pm MT. This event is $40 for all 4 sessions, and open to all. Thank you for supporting […]
Every year, the Washington State Legislature gathers in Olympia, WA to craft, debate, and pass legislation that will be sent to the Governor and, if signed into law, will impact their constituents for years to come. The 2022 session recently ended on March 10. In this year’s session, the NW Energy Coalition worked hard to […]
Building performance standards are a powerful policy tool to help reduce the energy used and emissions created from existing buildings. In 2019, Washington State passed the first statewide BPS policy in the nation. However, to address the climate crisis, the state and cities like Seattle have committed to becoming carbon-neutral, which will require even deeper […]
As we tackle the biggest issue of this generation – the climate crisis – we also have an opportunity to recreate a society that is cleaner, healthier, more equitable, and more affordable. The buildings we sleep, cook, relax, work, create, and socialize in are just one area that is undergoing a transformation. Every time we […]
The Coalition released a white paper addressing the replacement of energy services from the lower Snake River dams. The paper examines the power system planning that utilities do regularly in the context of the lower Snake River dams power replacement discussion. The power system plans for retirement of generating resources all the time and regularly issues […]