Every five years, the Northwest’s official power planning agency — the Northwest Power and Conservation Council — conducts a fresh assessment of the region’s long-term electricity needs and issues a blueprint for meeting them.
Topics: Decarbonizing Buildings, Transportation & Fuels
Human-induced global warming poses perhaps the greatest threat ever to our very survival and that of countless other plant and animal species across the globe. To achieve the cuts in emissions in carbon dioxide and other global-warming pollutants needed to avoid the most dire consequences of climate change, we must stop relying on carbon-emitting fossil-fueled power plants for our electricity. In addition to promoting clean energy choices by utilities and regulatory agencies, the NW Energy Coalition is actively engaged in state and regional processes aimed at economy-wide cuts in carbon pollution.
Official NW Energy Coalition comments on a proposed air-quality agreement between Washington state and Centralia, Wash., coal plant owner TransAlta reflect a significant weakening of mercury emissions requirements from those adopted in 11 other states and previously considered by Washington state officials.
NW Energy Coalition Resolution on the Need for National Climate and Energy Legislation – May 30, 2009
Final Resolution NW Energy Coalition Resolution on the Need for National Climate and Energy Legislation May 30, 2009 Whereas it is vital that Congress take action in 2009 to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and reduce the impacts from global warming, and Whereas the Coalition has previously expressed its principles on greenhouse gas emissions reductions […]
FINAL RESOLUTION NW Energy Coalition Resolution on Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Principles October 2007, Section G approved by Executive Board March 20, 2008 Whereas there is scientific consensus that the planet is heating due to the accumulation of greenhouse gas emissions, particularly carbon dioxide, in the atmosphere, and Whereas the overwhelming portion of the increase […]