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 […]
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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 […]
Today, Joni Bosh, Senior Policy Analyst at the NW Energy Coalition, testified in support of Senate Bill 5116, the 100% Clean Electricity Bill, before the Washington Senate Environment, Energy, and Technology Committee. The following is a press release from the Environmental Priorities Coalition of which the NW Energy Coalition is a member. To learn more […]
Third Annual Northwest Wholesale Power Markets Conference: Transition in Progress Wednesday, May 15, 2019 University Place Hotel & Conference Center, Portland Sponsored by CJB Energy Economics and: Learn More & Register OVERVIEW NewsData and CJB Energy Economics will present the 3rd annual Northwest Wholesale Power Markets Conference, coming May 15 to Portland. Join energy-industry colleagues, to enhance your […]
We may have, hiding in our basements and garages , a clean energy resource that has the power to erase the need for new gas-fired power plants in the Northwest. That’s one implication of a new report on grid-integrated water heaters (GIWH) from the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) and its partners, the Northwest Energy Efficiency […]
Governor’s working group recommends solutions One in six Oregonians — more than 637,000 — live in poverty and for many of them the cost of energy is a major burden. For that reason, in May 2018 Governor Kate Brown convened the Low Income Utility Program Working Group, which has now released its findings and recommendations. […]