Oregon Gov. Brown asserts leadership in transition to clean energy

NW Energy Coalition congratulates Governor Brown on Energy Efficiency and Transportation Electrification executive orders The NW Energy Coalition congratulates Governor Kate Brown for issuing two executive orders that will accelerate improvements in energy and water efficiency and in the adoption of electric vehicles in Oregon. As a precursor to her attendance at the International Climate…

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New Coalition Formed to Advance Zero Energy Buildings in Oregon

NW Energy Coalition joins with other organizations to promote zero energy building A group of Oregon-based organizations is announcing the formation of a coalition to advance the rapid adoption of zero energy building standards in the state of Oregon. A zero energy home or commercial building generates as much energy as it consumes over the course…

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NW Energy Coalition announces 2017 winners of its most prestigious awards

The NW Energy Coalition is thrilled to announce the 2017 winners of the NW Energy Coalition’s three most prestigious awards.  We hope you can attend the 2017 Clean Energy Awards Gala on the evening of November 2nd at the Seattle Hilton to help us celebrate their achievements.   The Headwaters Award is given to those whose actions…

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Rivas makes the case for proposed Puget Sound Energy settlement

Settlement a key step in securing the best possible outcome for Colstrip and Montana (The following is an op-ed written by Diego Rivas of the NW Energy Coalition. It was published on October 6, 2017 in the Billings Gazette.) A recent settlement proposal filed with the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission is a major step toward ensuring…

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Proposed Puget Sound Energy Rate Case Provides Funds for Colstrip Transition

(The NW Energy Coalition along with Renewable Northwest released the following statement today in response to the filing of a proposed settlement in the Puget Sound Energy rate case at the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission.)  SEATTLE, Wash. — A diverse group of parties has reached a proposed settlement in the Puget Sound Energy (PSE) rate…

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Without the dams would salmon populations recover?

“Remove 4 dams, leave these fish alone, and they may be able to replenish themselves” Idaho Statesman reporter, Rocky Barker, continues his series on the question of how salmon and steelhead populations can be restored and the energy generation, economic, cultural, and agricultural implications of various proposed solutions, including the removal of the four lower…

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NW Energy Coalition lauded for climate action

Elisheva Mittelman and Kevin Steinberger of the National Resources Defense Council are publishing a series of blog posts that describe how states and regions are rushing to fill the climate action vacuum left in the wake of the Trump administration’s abandonment of the Paris Agreement and a bevy of Obama-era environmental measures.  Their August 30 post titled,…

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CleanEnergyRising.org celebrates Washington's clean energy economy

 A decade under Initiative 937 yields new jobs, new industries, and affordable electricity Good energy and environmental policy is also good economic policy.  That’s the message of a new video collection produced by the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), Renewable Northwest, and the NW Energy Coalition.  The videos are featured on a new website: CleanEnergyRising.org. The…

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Montana organizations unite to oppose Trump administration budget cuts and policies

On Tuesday, NW Energy Coalition policy analyst, Diego Rivas, joined representatives from the Montana Wildlife Federation and the Montana Farmers Union as well as Helena City Commissioner Andres Halladay to publicize federal government policies and proposed budget cuts that threaten Montana’s economy and communities. The event was part of a three-city tour to draw attention…

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