Released by a coalition of taxpayer, business and conservation groups (including NW Energy Coalition), this study shows that removal of four dams on the lower Snake River in Washington state will save U.S. taxpayers and Northwest electricity consumers billions of dollars while increasing tourism, creating new outdoor recreation, and improving sport and commercial fishing opportunities.
The NW Energy Coalition tackles issues 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.
Moderator Ralph Cavanagh of NRDC and a panel of local and national experts discuss the possibilities and potential pitfalls of renewable energy generation in Montana at the 2008 Spring Conference and Board Meeting in Helena.
Exploring the impacts of climate legislation on low-income communities. [audio transcripts]
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 […]
Innovative waste-oil recycling program helps families pay power bills
Longtime NW Energy Coalition member Oregon HEAT has come up with another groundbreaking way to help low-income families cope with steep heating bills … and benefit the environment at the same time.
On Oct. 12, 2007, NW Energy Coalition stalwarts Ralph Cavanagh of Natural Resources Defense Council and Jim Lazar, Consulting Economist went toe-to-toe in a fascinating debate over how to create a fair and effective cap-and-trade system. The debate, a highlight of the Coalition’s fall board conference in Seattle, was recorded by the Seattle Channel and is now available for online viewing…