The Seattle Times has published an op-ed titled, “Restore the Snake River? Stakeholder talks are the right next step” by Sam Mace of Coalition member Save Our wild Salmon. Sam makes the case for state funding for a proposed lower Snake River dam stakeholder forum. The forum would give Washington communities a voice in examining the […]
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Buildings and Appliance bills pass WA Senate Climate bills on a winning streak in Olympia The Washington legislature is well on its way to passing an unprecedented body of climate legislation that will, when fully enacted, address nearly every major source of climate pollution, including the electric system, the transportation sector, buildings, and appliances. At […]
Today, SB 5116, the 100% Clean Electricity bill, passed the Washington House of Representatives by a vote of 56-42.The bill will now go back to the Senate, which has already passed a slightly different version, for concurrence. When finally enacted, SB 5116 will put Washington’s electric system on a path to become free of carbon […]
House passes Washington Clean Buildings bill Key piece of Governor Jay Inslee’s climate package advances OLYMPIA, WASHINGTON — Last night’s passage of the Clean Buildings for Washington Act (HB 1257) by the state House of Representatives moves Washington one step closer to becoming a national leader in tackling one of the least recognized but biggest […]
Making a clean energy system a reality. Idaho Power CEO Darrel Anderson, Boise Mayor Dave Bieter, and regional leaders will explore how at the Clean & Affordable Energy Conference, May 3 in Boise. Additional sessions on strategies for reducing peak load, the energy system and salmon, and clean energy opportunities in tribal communities. Learn more […]
More clean energy solutions, less reliance on gas needed to meet peak energy needs When discussing electric system affordability and reliability, natural gas is often portrayed as a guarantor of both. But, since the beginning of February, when Northwest temperatures dropped to near record lows, wholesale natural gas prices skyrocketed, causing serious disruption for gas-fired […]
“Families in America with the least means pay disproportionately more for their electricity, sometimes lacking basic access to service altogether.” That’s the finding and the starting point for a new white paper that goes on to explain how, as we transition to a cleaner electric system, we can address inequities that at present force some […]
Within hours of Trump administration appointee Daniel Simmons taking over the the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, the Department of Energy renewed efforts to block or roll back energy efficiency standards that save consumers hundreds of millions of dollars annually. It’s part of an ongoing campaign that began in 2018 when the administration […]
State emission goals depend on clean buildings SB 5293 will make homes and buildings more efficient and stimulate jobs Olympia, WA – Washington can’t meet its greenhouse gas reduction goals unless we reduce emissions from buildings. That was the message delivered today to the Washington Senate Environment, Energy, & Technology committee by businesses and environmental […]
The Powerful Business Energy Conference is a bi-annual conference sponsored by Puget Sound Energy, Seattle City Light, and Snohomish County PUD. The conference, aimed at commercial building owners and managers, building operations and engineering staff, architects, engineers, and property developers, offers practical energy solutions and opportunities to gain knowledge, connections, and success regarding energy efficiency […]