Scenario planning lies at the heart of the analysis used to develop the 7th Northwest Power and Conservation Plan. The Northwest Power and Conservation Council wants your help in selecting and shaping the scenarios to be used. The 7th Plan will guide utilities’ energy choices, theoretically for the next 20 years and practically for at least five. Please look over the proposed scenarios and let the Council – and us – know which ones they must consider seriously while developing the 7th Plan.
Resources & Publications: Energy Matters Updates
Energy Matters Updates provide coverage and updates on current developments in the continuing push for a clean and affordable energy future, a future in which clean energy sources meet all new electricity demand, create local jobs, protect consumers and the environment, and replace polluting and climate-disrupting resources.
Your help is needed to bolster Bonneville Power Administration’s commitment to energy efficiency. BPA is examining energy efficiency financing issues as part of a supplemental budget process and has floated two troublesome proposals: one to cut $10 million from the efficiency budget over the next rate period; the other to shift from capitalizing energy efficiency to expensing it. BPA needs to hear from stakeholders throughout the region that both of these ideas run counter to the region’s best interests.
Moving the region toward a Bright Future: The new Sixth Northwest Power and Conservation Plan
Every five years the region’s official power planning agency, the Northwest Power and Conservation Council, produces a new 20-year forecast of growing electricity needs and a prescription for meeting them. The recently approved Sixth Northwest Power and Conservation Plan charts an aggressive clean energy path for our region’s future.
The Northwest Power and Conservation Council, the region’s official power planning agency, is currently seeking public comment on its draft 6th Northwest Power and Conservation Plan, which assesses the region’s long-term electricity needs and identifies power sources to meet them with.
Another one bites the dust
Clean energy activists combine efforts to defeat dirty coal plant
Four years of multi-pronged efforts by clean energy activists throughout the West have resulted in the official death of a proposed dirty coal plant in Utah known as IPP3. Legislative, regulatory and electoral campaigns were waged and won in at least six states to secure the victory.
Your help will be needed on new regional power plan
Every five years, the Northwest’s official power planning agency – the Northwest Power and Conservation Council — conducts a fresh assessment of the region’s long-term electricity needs and issues a blueprint for meeting them.
Victory for clean energy activists:
Proposed Kalama coal plant off the table
After years of trying to sell its massively polluting proposed coal-powered plant as a clean power solution, Energy Northwest has finally thrown in the towel on the Pacific Mountain Energy Center (PMEC), the proposed 793-megawatt coal-powered facility in Kalama, Wash.
Wind power costs on the rise?
Not nearly as much as coal, gas and nukes
We keep hearing how the costs of new renewable power – especially wind power – are going up. Fact is, the cost of wind power is rising far less than costs for coal, natural gas or nuclear power.
Innovative waste-oil recycling program helps families pay power bills
Longtime NW Energy Coalition member Oregon HEAT has come up with another groundbreaking way to help low-income families cope with steep heating bills … and benefit the environment at the same time.