The 2010 legislative session has ended and although the legislature delivered mixed results for the environment overall, supporters of Clean Energy Initiative 937 were pleased that no changes were made to the law. Because of your help, we were able to protect the integrity and strength of Initiative 937 again this year…
By Region: Washington
The 2010 legislative session has finally come to a close and it’s time to take inventory on how clean and affordable energy policies fared in Olympia. Read on to see where we stand…
The Seattle Times is running a story on how the Bullit Foundation, a Coalition funder, is preparing to build a new headquarters that would also serve as a showplace for cutting-edge green engineering and architecture.
KPLU’s Liam Moriarty has a short report on the Washington state legislative session and the fate of several environmental bills, including some authored or supported by the NW Energy Coalition. Listen online.
The State Legislature has passed a bill to create a convenient residential recycling program for compact fluorescent lights and other lights that contain mercury. The bill, ESSB 5543, now awaits only the governor’s signature to become law.
NWEC Comments on Avista’s EE targets for I-937
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.