We may have, hiding in our basements and garages , a clean energy resource that has the power to erase the need for new gas-fired power plants in the Northwest. That’s one implication of a new report on grid-integrated water heaters (GIWH) from the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) and its partners, the Northwest Energy Efficiency […]
Issues: Renewable Energy
Clean, renewable energy sources – including wind, solar and geothermal power – do not pollute our air or our water and will never run out, unlike coal, natural gas and other fossil fuels. While fossil fuels are still the dominant source of electricity worldwide, renewable energy development is on the rise.
On November 15, the NW Energy Coalition hosted its fall Clean & Affordable Energy Conference. The conference attracted over 180 attendees who participated in panel discussions and presentations on utility decarbonization, the role new storage technologies will play in transitioning the Northwest electric system, the health, comfort, and productivity benefits that energy efficient buildings provide […]
As Washington and other states in the Northwest consider how best to go about making our electric system as clean and affordable as possible, it’s good to remember that in doing so, we will also be contributing to economic growth and jobs. In Washington alone, more than 80,000 people have jobs in energy efficiency and […]
FACT VS. INFERENCE: THE TRUTH ABOUT THE ECONOMIC IMPACT OF WASHINGTON’S CLEAN ELECTRICITY STANDARD An analysis released in 2013 by the Washington Policy Center (WPC) and the Beacon Hill Institute (BHI), claimed that by the year 2020, Initiative 937, the Energy Independence Act, passed by voters in 2006, would cost Washington electricity customers more than […]
Tomorrow’s Energy System will discuss the hurdles preventing us from transitioning to a zero-carbon energy future and ways to overcome them. Join the Green Energy Institute at Lewis & Clark Law School as we convene elected officials, renewable energy industry leaders, policy and advocacy experts, and regulators to explore solutions from a political, business, and policy […]
I-1631: Hirsh, Guenther set record straight on misleading claims by McKenna Ads claiming I-1631 exempts Washington’s biggest polluter fail to note the facility is already slated for closure By Nancy Hirsh, Executive Director NW Energy Coalition & Bob Guenther, Centralia-based labor activist. This year, voters in Washington have been subject to the biggest onslaught of […]
Bruce Nilles to keynoteClean & Affordable Energy Conference Beyond Coal Campaign founder to discuss expanded areas of activism in new role at Rocky Mountain Institute SEATTLE, Washington — Bruce Nilles is relentless. Fifteen years ago he founded the Sierra Club’s highly successful Beyond Coal Campaign, which has helped retire a quarter of the nation’s coal fired […]
Hear about the Bonneville Power Administration 2018-23 Strategic Plan BPA Administrator Elliot Mainzer and BPA’s new CFO Michelle Manary will hold public meetings in eastern Washington and Idaho. Their discussion will focus on rates, new financial policies, and grid modernization. Q&A is included.
Energy Leadership Summit: Business, Policy, & Innovation The Conference Center at Washington State Convention Center, October 30, 2018 For those building the clean energy economy The Energy Leadership Summit is the region’s must-attend clean energy event. Presented jointly by the CleanTech Alliance and the Northwest Environmental Business Council, this unique event connects policy with practice […]
Twende Solar, a not-for-profit organization that develops community solar projects in communities of need around the world, recently collaborated with the Portland Rescue Mission on the Shepherd’s Door Solar Sanctuary Project in Portland, OR. Shepherd’s Door is a sanctuary of peace and security for women and their children who are seeking a safe transition to healthy lifestyles. […]