September 2022 Newsletter: Region falls short on energy efficiency, autumn recipes, fall conference

Featured NW Energy Coalition’s Fall Conference: Delivering Community Clean Energy Just announced! Register today for the NW Energy Coalition’s annual Fall Conference, “Delivering Community Clean Energy.” The two half-day virtual conference will take place on: Monday, November 14 and Thursday, November 17 from 12:30 – 3:15pm PT / 1:30 – 4:15pm MT. The conference is…

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August 2022 Newsletter: Largest climate investment in US history, lower Snake River dams, and more

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Featured Largest climate and clean energy investment in history: The Inflation Reduction Act As many others have said, we believe the recently passed Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) is a historic law that invests unprecedented funds into clean energy and climate benefits. We understand that there were significant compromises made and trade-offs that give us heartburn.…

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July 2022 Newsletter: Strategic Plan, Summer, and Infrastructure

Featured Strategic Plan 2022-2025 The NW Energy Coalition recently published our 2022-2025 Strategic Plan, which will guide our work for the next four years. The Strategic Plan includes our updated Mission and Vision, our five pillars of work, and our priorities through 2025. Thank you to the NWEC board, members, and staff for your contributions,…

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May 2022 Newsletter: Clean Codes, TYFYS, and more

Featured Clean codes for buildings pass in Washington! On Earth Day, April 22, the Washington State Building Code Council passed several commercial energy code updates that will reduce carbon pollution from new commercial and large multifamily (four floors and higher) buildings throughout the state. The changes include improvements in building envelope energy efficiency, the addition of more renewable energy…

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April 2022 Newsletter: Creating Clean Buildings in the NW

This is the first installment of a monthly newsletter from us at the NW Energy Coalition. We hope to bring you timely, relevant updates and opportunities in a format that is quickly read and easily digestible. If you have ideas for how we can improve our newsletter, please email Chris Connolly at ch***@nw******.org. Enjoy! Featured…

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Flexible demand webinar explores potential of customer-side technologies as an energy resource

Welcome to a conversation with Geoff Wickes, Jeff Harris, Conrad Eustis, and Tony Koch about how grid-integrated water heaters and other customer-side technologies can contribute to electric system efficiency and reduce the need for additional generations resources.  The session runs about 90 minutes. It was recorded on July 1st, 2020. The moderator is Fred Heutte,…

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Justice, unity, change: A call for action

(Earlier today, NW Energy Coalition executive director Nancy Hirsh sent the following letter to the Coalition’s members.) Dear NW Energy Coalition members, I was concerned that Mr. Floyd’s senseless death, and all those before him, would get swept under the rug yet again. Now we see a massive collective response to systemic racism and the…

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Panel explores paths to NW resource adequacy

As the Northwest electric system transitions away from fossil fuel resources, many are asking how utilities plan to meet future power needs.  On May 7, 2020, the NW Energy Coalition hosted a webinar exploring that question and others.  The webinar was moderated by Coalition Senior Policy Associate, Fred Heutte.  Joining him on the panel were…

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NWEC joins groups asking Inslee to extend shut-off moratorium

The following press release was issued earlier today by the Sierra Club. Coalition calls for WA to protect low-income utility users during COVID fallout Wednesday, April 29, 2020 Contact: Robin Everett, Senior Organizing Manager – Sierra Club, 206-713-5474 Wendy Gerlitz, Policy Director – Northwest Energy Coalition, 503-449-0009 Katrina Peterson, Climate Justice Program Manager – Puget…

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