Work on the next regional power plan is shifting into high gear. The Seventh Northwest Power and Conservation Plan, like its six predecessors, will guide Bonneville Power Administration and public utility resource choices and set the regional benchmark for meeting predicted electricity needs over the next 20 years. Public comments on both are due Oct. 31.
Resources & Publications: Archives
This document was published in 1993 by the Northwest Conservation Act Coalition, now known as the NW Energy Coalition. While dated, the vast majority of the content remains relevant for consumer and environmental participants in the utility regulatory process. Read online or download as a PDF
Winning the War on Coal
Coal is on the ropes, but its backers aren’t about to throw in the towel.
Released by a coalition of taxpayer, business and conservation groups (including NW Energy Coalition), this study shows that removal of four dams on the lower Snake River in Washington state will save U.S. taxpayers and Northwest electricity consumers billions of dollars while increasing tourism, creating new outdoor recreation, and improving sport and commercial fishing opportunities.
NW Energy Coalition’s 25th Anniversary
Fresh off some of its greatest victories, the NW Energy Coalition charges into its second quarter century.
Coalition stalwarts recall the personalities, the battles, the joys and accomplishments in 25 years of ﬁghting for a clean energy future.
A giant of the Northwest’s clean-energy and social-justice movements is gone. Doug Still organized and served the needs of migrant farm workers in the 1950s, marched for civil rights in Chicago and Selma in the ’60s, fought for equal opportunity in education as head of United Ministries in Public Education, which he helped found in […]
A report from the Tellus Institute shows the Northwest can meet its growing need for electricity by increasing energy efficiency and investing in new sources of renewable power generation. Thanks to recent innovations, clean energy technologies are primed to compete with gas plants, the economic benchmark for new power generation. The results of the Tellus study cast doubt on the need for additional fossil fuel generation in the Northwest.
Generating Electric Power in the Pacific Northwest Implications of Alternative Technologies This report by the RAND Corp. examines the implications of alternative power generation technologies in the Northwest. The results are intended to inform both policy-makers and the public about the role of energy efficiency and renewables in meeting future power needs. Download the report […]
The four Northwest states boast abundant supplies of competitively priced clean energy — more than enough to meet all new demand for electricity through 2020. A clean and affordable energy future can be ours, just by delivering the energy efficiency, wind power and other clean, renewable resources at our disposal. This energy future has more family-wage jobs and competitive businesses and a healthier rural economy than any alternative.
This Citizens Energy Plan is a roadmap to that future. Only citizens from diverse backgrounds working together can move the region farther along this road.
Clean energy: good business and good for business
Across the Northwest, companies large and small are investing in energy efﬁciency and renewable generation. This Energy Activist edition explores the business case for energy efﬁciency and renewables and looks at what some
companies are doing.