July 2023 Newsletter – New staff, OR legislative session, Clean & Affordable Energy Conference

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Featured New staff members join the NW Energy Coalition! Alma Pinto, Energy Justice Policy Associate Alma joined the Coalition in July 2023 as an Energy Justice Policy Associate. Prior to her role at the coalition, she worked at Community Energy Project, where she advocated for frontline communities at the Oregon state legislature, local government, and…

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A Single, Unified Western Market

Bonneville Power Administration has a key role The West is in the midst of determining how to structure itself into electricity markets, with significant implications for utilities, customers, and the future of a clean, equitable, and affordable western grid. Electricity markets can coordinate and optimize the electricity grid, creating a system that is more reliable,…

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2023 Oregon Legislative Session Wrap Up

The Oregon Legislative session adjourned on Sunday, June 25th. Despite a 43-day walkout by Senate Republicans, 2023 ended up being a fairly successful legislative session. Energy issues were not expected to play a big role (we’re still working on implementing all the big policies we passed in 2021) but some important steps were taken in…

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June 2023 Newsletter – Transmission, gas decarbonization, and Clean Energy Implementation Plans

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Featured Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians Clean Energy Summit Last week, the Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians (ATNI) hosted the 2023 Northwest Tribal Clean Energy Summit. We were lucky enough to be a sponsor for the Summit and send three representatives, two of whom presented. The Clean Energy Summit brought together Tribal leaders from all…

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ACT NOW: Tell the Biden administration we need a plan to recover salmon

On May 4, the Biden administration launched a public comment period to gather feedback on Columbia River salmon and other native fish restoration.  Join supporters from across the country and tell the Biden administration that breaching the four lower Snake River dams—and replacing the services they provide—must be a part of a comprehensive solution that…

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Clean & Affordable Energy Conference Digest – Spring 2023

The NW Energy Coalition hosted our annual Spring Conference across two half-day sessions on May 4 and May 9. Before we dive into a recap of the conference’s panels, we’d like to thank our sponsors, without whom this event would not have been possible!  May 4: Local Energy Resources and Resiliency  The first morning of…

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2023 Montana Legislative Session Wrap Up

The 2023 Montana State Legislature adjourned on May 2nd, 2023, the 87th legislative day. Republicans held a super majority and the ability to override a Governor veto. While much of the attention was placed on social issues, several anti-clean energy bills passed. A large focus was placed on eliminating the ability for localities to make…

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Why we work at NW Energy Coalition

Everyday, we are fortunate enough to work with brilliant advocates, passionate member groups, and dedicated decision makers to advance clean, affordable, and equitable energy policy. Thanks to the generosity of our donors and funders, we are able to make a significant impact on the decarbonization of the Northwest, creating a grid that is equitable and…

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