The 2010 legislative session has finally come to a close and it’s time to take inventory on how clean and affordable energy policies fared in Olympia. Read on to see where we stand…
Issues: Energy Efficiency
Conservation improves efficiency and allows us to power our homes, businesses and industries with less energy. Meeting the growing demand for energy through conservation and energy efficiency causes no environmental damage and costs less than building new power plants.
Tech Blog Ars Technica has an extensive article about how energy efficient technologies, both old and new, are helping to reduce the energy consumption of the datacenters powering the modern world.
The Seattle Times is running a story on how the Bullit Foundation, a Coalition funder, is preparing to build a new headquarters that would also serve as a showplace for cutting-edge green engineering and architecture.
The State Legislature has passed a bill to create a convenient residential recycling program for compact fluorescent lights and other lights that contain mercury. The bill, ESSB 5543, now awaits only the governor’s signature to become law.
Coalition director Sara Patton discusses how The Northwest’s official electric power planning agency has confirmed, once again, that energy efficiency is the best and cheapest way to cover the next generation’s electricity needs in today’s Oregonian guest column.
The Columbian has an article about how energy efficiency upgrades will put more green in the wallets of 47,000 workers in four Western states over the next 20 years, according to a plan approved by the Northwest Power and Conservation Council.
Get the facts here – New TV models would offer the same or better picture and performance while improving the energy efficiency of the TV at no additional cost to the consumer.
San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom signed legislation Monday that would create a special tax district to finance energy efficiency, renewable energy and water conservation improvements. This new program is similar to the Energy Efficiency Financing Act that is currently working it’s way through the Washington State Legislature.
The Coalition sponsored TV Efficiency bill that would save Washington state residents millions of dollars on their electricity bills by requiring new TVs to be energy efficient is hitting the local airwaves. Follow this post to watch online…
Video from the public hearing on the Energy Efficiency Financing Act (HB 2853) from the House Technology Energy & Communications Committee. . Transcript – NWEC HB 2853 Testimony 01-21-10 . From TVW – Washington State Public Affairs TV Network