Washington’s 2022 Legislative Session Wrap-Up

Every year, the Washington State Legislature gathers in Olympia, WA to craft, debate, and pass legislation that will be sent to the Governor and, if signed into law, will impact their constituents for years to come. The 2022 session recently ended on March 10. In this year’s session, the NW Energy Coalition worked hard to…

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Opportunities to Act for a Strong Washington State Energy Code

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…

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Smart Planning Will Drive Replacing the Power from Lower Snake River Dams

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…

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Northwest Power and Conservation Council Approves 2021 Power Plan

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…

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Draft Power Plan Updates

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…

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Seattle Climate Action on Building Standards and Transportation Electrification

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…

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Northwest Power and Conservation Council Releases Draft 2021 Power Plan

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…

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Second Quarter News at the Coalition

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,…

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Washington’s Legislative Session Wrap-Up

During the 2021 Washington Legislative Session, we worked hard to support passage of policies and develop programs in Washington that advance transportation electrification, energy affordability, and investment in clean energy and efficient buildings. Last Sunday, April 25, the 2021 Washington legislative session wrapped up. The 2021 session was a historic session for climate and clean energy in Washington. Here are the highlights: NWEC’s Priorities The following bills are ones…

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