Implementing the Clean Buildings for Washington Act The 2019 session of the Washington State Legislature enacted House Bill 1257, the Clean Buildings for Washington Act. A primary provision of the bill directs the Washington State Department of Commerce to establish energy efficiency standards for existing commercial buildings over 50,000 square feet. Compliance requirements will be […]
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“Inspiring Action for a Sustainable Future.” The theme wraps around the cycle of empowering people, establishing policy, enhancing processes, enabling action all towards inspiring a sustainable industrial future. While the cycle continues, it begins and ends with people who are committed to industrial efficiency. And what better place to conduct the study than Portland, Oregon a […]
Accelerate grid modernization at GridFWD 2019. Join 90+ senior leaders from utilities, solution providers, regulatory agencies, governments and advocates. Learn about modernization best practices, emerging markets & models, and building a culture of innovation. Grid-focused trainings and tours round out this three-day event. This event will be held at Benaroya Hall in Seattle, October 7-9, […]
FORTH, the advocacy organization for transportation electrification, has a series of Northwest events coming up this fall. October 16, Seattle — Revolutionizing The Electric Car Buying Process, 4-6pm Explore strategies to educate consumers and dealers about EVs and strategies to get cars to consumers and to engage dealers in making the electric car jump. Guest speaker Hieu […]
State representative, Denise Hayman, encourages Washington investor-owned utilities to replace power from Colstrip with Montana wind Observing that two major Washington utilities — Puget Sound Energy and Avista — are currently weighing options for how to replace energy from the large, coal-fired power plant in Colstrip, Montana, state representative Denise Hayman, from Billings, makes a […]
Achieving a low-carbon or no-carbon energy system isn’t just a matter of switching our sources of electricity from coal-fired and natural gas-fired power plants to wind and solar power. It’s also about embracing more energy efficient houses, buildings, and appliances that reduce our need for electricity. And it’s about engaging new resources, many of them […]
Join the NW Energy Coalition for the region’s top clean energy conference on December 2, 2019 in Seattle! This fall’s conference will feature keynote speaker Alison Silverstein of the North American SynchroPhasor Initiative speaking about emerging technologies for grid reliability, and we’ll hear from the leaders of some of the Northwest’s largest utilities on the Bonneville Power Administration and the future of the […]
The Washington State Solar Summit is an important annual information gathering and networking event for industry stakeholders including manufacturers, installers, utilities, municipalities, legislators/policymakers, educators students, tribal members, advocacy organizations/nonprofits, distributors, engineers, financial lenders, consultants, and more. Over 250 solar and related industry personnel are expected to gather to discuss: The effects of 2019 legislation (net […]
New report suggests how employers, governments, and labor can collaborate to match employer needs with qualified candidates of color A new Solar Foundation report that was supported by the NW Energy Coalition finds that only about one in ten solar industry jobs in Washington and Oregon is held by a person of color. For management […]
A note from executive Director, Nancy Hirsh, about Doug Still Memorial Community Organizing Award winner, Jessie Dye of Earth Ministry: The Doug Still Memorial Community Organizing Award honors individuals and organizations for engaging citizens in action for a clean and affordable energy future. It is named for Doug Still, a founding member of the NW […]