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.
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.
Low-income families are facing their own energy crisis. Can clean and affordable energy help even things up? This edition of the Energy Activist considers the situation now facing the region’s low-income energy consumers, the programs available to them and the gaps in our energy safety net. They offer a vision of meeting people’s power needs and improving everyone’s lives with affordable and clean energy.