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 […]
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Smart Cities: Critical Infrastructure Protection – Opportunities and Challenges 9:00am – 5:00pm | MOHAI—Museum of History and Industry | 860 Terry Ave. N Seattle, WA 98109 The future for cities is smart: urban areas where people and systems are more connected than ever before. Head to toe, from home to the office to the grocery store, technologies like wearable […]
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 […]
Why is there an Energy Efficiency Day? Because all of us, especially policymakers, need to be reminded that, as we pursue economic growth and jobs, reductions in greenhouse gas emissions, a transition to a clean electric system, and affordable energy now and in the future, energy efficiency is doing the heavy lifting. We hear about […]
E4The Future and Environmental Entrepreneurs have issued a new analysis that expands on a recent clean energy jobs report by drilling down on the role that energy efficiency jobs play in every state’s economy. Last May, the Energy Futures Initiative and the National Association of State Energy Officials published the 2018 U.S. Energy and Employment Report and […]
As the nation and parts of the Northwest swelter, at least one silver lining is emerging. The rise of renewable energy resources and the corresponding decline of fossil fuel resources have not compromised electric system reliability at a time when demand for electricity is hitting record highs. In the Northwest, temperatures have consistently topped 90 […]
Montana wind energy can start moving across the regional transmission system and throughout the Northwest this year. That’s the conclusion of a new report sponsored by Montana Governor, Steve Bullock, and Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) head, Elliot Mainzer, who enlisted help from regional experts including utilities, renewable energy developers, state agencies, and clean energy advocates […]
States are often identified with particular industries that have big economic footprints — Washington with the aerospace industry; Oregon with the logging and wood products industries; and Idaho with the forestry, farming, and fishing industries. But, as big as those footprints are, those industries in Washington, Oregon, and Idaho don’t provide as many jobs as […]
Reliable and affordable clean energy options that help restore salmon and protect the environment. The study was undertaken to investigate the technical feasibility and cost of replacing the four Lower Snake River Dams with a portfolio of clean and renewable resources that support a reliable and adequate regional power system while minimizing increases to greenhouse gas emissions.