NWEC Comments on Avista’s EE targets for I-937
Policy: By Region
They’re not the first and they certainly won’t be the last, but three more Idaho cities are showing how they truly “get” how energy efficiency and renewable energy programs can chop away at their utility bills and help their communities stake a claim to the sustainable energy movement at the local level…
Last week, Washington Governor Chris Gregoire approved the Desert Claim wind project in Kittitas County, eight miles north of Ellensburg, WA.
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
In November, California became the first state to adopt minimum efficiency standards for new televisions sold in California. The new rules require manufacturers to cut the power televisions use by one-third in two years and in half by 2013 by setting wattage ceilings. With TV manufacturers gearing up to meet the California standard, now is the time for Washington to adopt the same energy efficiency standards.
Northwesterners can save enough electricity to power the region’s economic growth over the next decade, according to a new study from the NW Energy Coalition.
The study, The Power of Efficiency: Pacific Northwest Conservation Potential through 2020, also shows increased efficiency can cut new regional natural gas demand in half.
Every five years, the Northwest’s official power planning agency — the Northwest Power and Conservation Council — conducts a fresh assessment of the region’s long-term electricity needs and issues a blueprint for meeting them.
Official NW Energy Coalition comments on a proposed air-quality agreement between Washington state and Centralia, Wash., coal plant owner TransAlta reflect a significant weakening of mercury emissions requirements from those adopted in 11 other states and previously considered by Washington state officials.
Idaho Senator Mike Crapo discusses energy-related issues, such as renewable energy, water and endangered salmon plans, during a speech to the NW Energy Coalition.
Moderator Mat Northway of the Eugene Water & Electric Board and a panel of local and national experts discuss the promise of energy efficiency at the 2008 Fall Conference in Portland, OR…