Customer Resources Play a Key Role During Extreme Weather  

An in-depth look at what the Pacific Northwest can learn from the role of customer side resources in saving the grid.  The West is in a transformative time, decarbonizing our energy system while electrifying large aspects of our economy, such as transportation and heating and cooling of buildings. California, more than any other state, is…

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September 2022 Newsletter: Region falls short on energy efficiency, autumn recipes, fall conference

Featured NW Energy Coalition’s Fall Conference: Delivering Community Clean Energy Just announced! Register today for the NW Energy Coalition’s annual Fall Conference, “Delivering Community Clean Energy.” The two half-day virtual conference will take place on: Monday, November 14 and Thursday, November 17 from 12:30 – 3:15pm PT / 1:30 – 4:15pm MT. The conference is…

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Energy Efficiency 101

Energy efficiency means using energy wisely Simply put, energy efficiency means using each unit of energy as efficiently as possible to reduce waste. A common example of energy efficiency is switching from incandescent light bulbs to light emitting diodes – more commonly known as LED – light bulbs. LED bulbs produce a nearly identical amount…

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August 2022 Newsletter: Largest climate investment in US history, lower Snake River dams, and more

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Featured Largest climate and clean energy investment in history: The Inflation Reduction Act As many others have said, we believe the recently passed Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) is a historic law that invests unprecedented funds into clean energy and climate benefits. We understand that there were significant compromises made and trade-offs that give us heartburn.…

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July 2022 Newsletter: Strategic Plan, Summer, and Infrastructure

Featured Strategic Plan 2022-2025 The NW Energy Coalition recently published our 2022-2025 Strategic Plan, which will guide our work for the next four years. The Strategic Plan includes our updated Mission and Vision, our five pillars of work, and our priorities through 2025. Thank you to the NWEC board, members, and staff for your contributions,…

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COMMENT NOW: Lower Snake River Dams draft report

July 11 deadline to comment on draft report On June 9, consultants working for Senator Murray and Governor Inslee released the “Lower Snake River Dams: Replacement Benefits Draft Report”. The report analyzes “whether there are reasonable means for replacing the services and benefits provided by the lower Snake River Dams (LSRD) sufficient to support dam…

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Markets Month: Part 3

Welcome to Markets Month! Since mid-May, we’ve been publishing a multipart series about electricity markets in the Northwest. We hope to cover the basics and keep you up to date on the processes occurring in the region to develop an integrated western electricity market system. Check out Part 1 and Part 2 of the series. …

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Markets Month: Part 2

In big, bright letters: Markets Month: Part 2: Developments to create a western electricity market

Welcome to Markets Month! Over the course of the next month or so we’ll be publishing a multipart series about electricity markets in the Northwest. We hope to cover the basics and keep you up to date on the processes occurring in the region to develop an integrated western electricity market system.  Part 2: Developments…

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