A blueprint for transitioning to a clean energy future Yesterday, Washington Governor Jay Inslee outlined his policy strategy to address the challenge of climate change. The governor’s package features proposals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the electricity system, buildings, the transportation sector, fuels, and hydrofluorocarbons. The governor’s plan, if enacted and fully realized, would […]
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The 2018 Re-Wire Policy Conference is set for December 13th at the Hilton Seattle Airport Conference and Convention Center. The second annual Re-Wire Policy Conference is a non-partisan, policy agnostic platform for civil, civic discourse on policy, politics, and political economy. As with last year, Re-Wire’s purpose is to create a gathering, a physical space […]
On November 15, the NW Energy Coalition hosted its fall Clean & Affordable Energy Conference. The conference attracted over 180 attendees who participated in panel discussions and presentations on utility decarbonization, the role new storage technologies will play in transitioning the Northwest electric system, the health, comfort, and productivity benefits that energy efficient buildings provide […]
As Washington and other states in the Northwest consider how best to go about making our electric system as clean and affordable as possible, it’s good to remember that in doing so, we will also be contributing to economic growth and jobs. In Washington alone, more than 80,000 people have jobs in energy efficiency and […]
FACT VS. INFERENCE: THE TRUTH ABOUT THE ECONOMIC IMPACT OF WASHINGTON’S CLEAN ELECTRICITY STANDARD An analysis released in 2013 by the Washington Policy Center (WPC) and the Beacon Hill Institute (BHI), claimed that by the year 2020, Initiative 937, the Energy Independence Act, passed by voters in 2006, would cost Washington electricity customers more than […]
How a community, a company, and environmental groups are building the future Even before Centralia, Washington was founded, coal was being mined there. So, by the time the town was formally incorporated in 1886, the local mine was already its largest employer. Then, in 1971, Washington’s largest coal-fired power plant opened in Centralia and, between […]
The 17th Cleantech Forum San Francisco Learn more and Register As a true kick-off for the year ahead, this January gathering of the global cleantech innovation community offers unique opportunities to learn, network, and get deals done. Since 2002, Cleantech Group has brought together leading corporate executives, startup and scale-up company CEOs, investors, government agencies, […]
2019 HPC Northwest Regional Conference & Trade Show Register Here Join industry leaders along with fellow weatherization professionals, home performance contracting businesses, program administrators, and others working in the residential energy efficiency industry for a cutting-edge educational experience at the 2019 HPC Northwest Regional Home Performance Conference. Become a part of the conversation as we […]
What an effort! Yesterday’s election culminated an immense effort by thousands of people throughout the Northwest to effectively address issues of clean energy, climate change, equity, and affordability. Those efforts met with success in Portland with passage of the Portland Clean Energy Initiative and they did not in Washington where Initiative 1631 was defeated. Win […]
I-1631: Hirsh, Guenther set record straight on misleading claims by McKenna Ads claiming I-1631 exempts Washington’s biggest polluter fail to note the facility is already slated for closure By Nancy Hirsh, Executive Director NW Energy Coalition & Bob Guenther, Centralia-based labor activist. This year, voters in Washington have been subject to the biggest onslaught of […]