The NW Energy Coalition tackles topics related to its four pillar objectives: securing all cost-effective energy efficiency, investing in new renewable energy, protecting energy consumers – especially low-income consumers, and restoring fish and wildlife harmed by the Northwest’s hydropower system. Specific issues and venues vary over time and geography, but all our actions point toward a future in which energy efficiency and new renewable energy meet all our growing power needs, benefiting energy users and enhancing wildlife and the environment.
The Coalition released a short paper addressing the lower Snake River dams’ sustained peaking capacity. The paper analyzes operational data of the four federally-owned lower Snake River dams in Eastern Washington to determine how much the dams contribute to sustained peaking capacity for Bonneville Power Administration customers. The paper’s high-level look at the operational data shows […]
Thank you to everyone who attended our Lunch and Learn webinar session on Seattle’s building performance standards policy development. You can download the slide deck below.
As we tackle the biggest issue of this generation – the climate crisis – we also have an opportunity to recreate a society that is cleaner, healthier, more equitable, and more affordable. The buildings we sleep, cook, relax, work, create, and socialize in are just one area that is undergoing a transformation. Every time we […]
The Coalition released a white paper addressing the replacement of energy services from the lower Snake River dams. The paper examines the power system planning that utilities do regularly in the context of the lower Snake River dams power replacement discussion. The power system plans for retirement of generating resources all the time and regularly issues […]
The 2021 Power Plan was unanimously approved today by the Northwest Power and Conservation Council. The 2021 Power Plan will help determine how much clean energy and energy efficiency the Northwest will use by providing a blueprint for power system decisions throughout the region. It comes at a critical time, when the Northwest needs to replace […]
This September, the Draft 2021 Northwest Power Plan was released. The 2021 Northwest Power Plan, once finalized, will help determine how much clean energy and energy efficiency the Northwest will use by providing a blueprint for power system decisions throughout the region. It comes at a critical time, when the Northwest needs to replace the energy and capacity services […]
Today, Seattle’s Mayor, Jenny Durkan, released an Executive Order, calling for significant climate action to reduce emissions from transportation and buildings. While we continue as a society to grapple with multiple and interlocking crises, tackling the climate crisis must remain paramount to protect the health and wellbeing of our communities. The NW Energy Coalition supports significant progress on energy efficiency in buildings and […]
To learn more about the 2021 Northwest Power Plan and how to get involved, please join us for one of two upcoming webinars. We’ll review what’s in the plan, its strengths and drawbacks – and provide information and talking points that you can use to send in comments or participate in a public comment hearing on the Draft. 2021 Northwest Power Plan: Your Voice Matters! Webinar #1 – Hosted by […]
This newsletter is a snapshot of the work the Coalition and broader community have engaged in over the past quarter. It highlights but does not include all of the work staff are doing behind the scenes with members and other stakeholders. We look forward to continuing to share these updates with you! Justice, Equity, Diversity, […]