We say goodbye to Efficiency Works, welcome new Coalition members, look at the opportunities for good jobs that renewables can provide and hunt down energy vampires in the latest issue.
Resources & Publications: Energy Activist Online
Written for people who don’t analyze energy policy for a living, The Energy Activist Online helps Coalition members and allies keep track of often complex energy and salmon issues. Each edition explores a key issue affecting the Northwest’s energy future.
Each month, we post the updates from the state and provincial caucus reports…
If you care about creating jobs – as virtually all political and opinion leaders say they do – then you enthusiastically endorse full development of our energy efficiency and renewable energy potential. “The notion that we must choose between clean energy and economic progress is utter nonsense,” said NW Energy Coalition executive director Sara Patton. […]
Coalition and labor unions have long history from Executive Director Sara Patton %CODE1% Of the 38 members of the Coalition listed on the inside cover of the 1982 Model Plan, five were labor unions: Communications Workers of America #9103 (Wash.), International Longshoremen’s and Warehousemen’s Union #21 (Wash.), Service Employees International Union (NW States Council), and […]
DVR, cable and satellite boxes waste $2 billion of electricity every year DVRs lead energy vampire pack, consuming more energy annually than typical new flat screen From Coalition member organization National Resource Defense Council Digital video recorders (DVRs), cable and other pay-TV boxes cost American consumers $3 billion a year — $1 billion to operate […]
In late 2008, the NW Energy Coalition initiated the Efficiency Works! project to accelerate Northwest businesses’ energy efficiency investments. The project’s two-year run has ended. But the archives of the Efficiency Works! website are collected here.
New federal salmon bill introduced Taxpayer groups, fishermen, businesses, clean energy advocates and conservation organizations applaud bi-partisan legislation WASHINGTON— Rep. Jim McDermott (D-WA) and Rep. Tom Petri (R-WI), joined by 10 additional co-sponsors from across the nation, introduced the Salmon Solutions and Planning Act (H.R. 2111) in the House of Representatives on June 3. If […]
%CODE1% Coalition welcomes five new member groups The NW Energy Coalition family continues to grow! In the past year, the Coalition’s governing board has accepted membership applications from five organizations, listed and briefly described below. These additions bring us to 112 member groups. Our newest members are: %CODE1% _______________ Smart Grid Oregon www.smartgridoregon.org Smart Grid […]
Laying it on the lines: Reducing clean energy’s environmental footprint
Large “central-station” renewable energy projects probably will be needed to replace coal plants and meet climate-protection goals. But some of the best potential sites for wind, solar and other renewable projects are far from the urban centers that need most of the power. Often, these remote sites have little or no access to existing transmission lines…