Washington’s 2022 Legislative Session Wrap-Up

Every year, the Washington State Legislature gathers in Olympia, WA to craft, debate, and pass legislation that will be sent to the Governor and, if signed into law, will impact their constituents for years to come. The 2022 session recently ended on March 10. In this year’s session, the NW Energy Coalition worked hard to…

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Spring Member Meeting Updates

May 11, 2021 at 10AM – 12PM (PST) FlexCharging is now managing EV charging in Australia with AGl, and enabling carbon optimized charging, beginning this week.   LWV of Idaho is working on climate, and starting a project to survey local government on their actions.  NRDC’s latest adventure with Jim Morton is a joint brief (by Chuck Magraw)…

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Statement of NW Energy Coalition and Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) regarding Puget Sound Energy’s “Beyond Net Zero Carbon Goal.”

January 21, 2021 Earlier today, Puget Sound Energy (PSE) released a statement that it is committed to an aspirational goal of being beyond net zero carbon by 2045 across its entire business.  The commitment outlines near-term goals, including: Reducing emissions from PSE electric and gas operations and electric supply to net zero by 2030 An…

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NWEC Timeline

1975: Natural Resources Defense Council released the “Alternative Scenario” for NW energy future 1976-1980: NRDC, Sierra Club & League of Women Voters lobby for energy conservation, new renewable energy and salmon restoration aspects of a federal NW power bill 1980: Pacific Northwest Electric Power and Conservation Act passed 1981: Founding of the Northwest Conservation Act…

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Webinar: Commercial Energy Efficiency Financing

January 7, 1:00PM – 2:30PM (PST) To reach our carbon reduction goals and reduce costs we need to accelerate efficiency and achieve deeper energy savings from our commercial buildings and optimize their connection to the grid. Even though efficiency provides ongoing operational savings, the upfront costs can dissuade action. We need widely available financing tools…

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May 2020 Northwest Energy Update

May 2020 Northwest Energy Update NW Utilities’ COVID-19 Response The Coalition’s effort to persuade utilities to suspend service shut-offs during the coronavirus crisis has been quite successful, especially among the region’s largest utilities many of which are also increasing support for bill assistance and reconnecting those whose service may have been shut off before the…

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Coalition members sue Trump administration over emissions rule

NW Energy Coalition members Seattle City Light and National Grid are among nine utilities suing the Trump administration over its plan to replace the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan with the Affordable Clean Energy rule.  The plaintiffs, who call their group the Power Companies Climate Coalition, argue that the Environmental Protection Agency’s ACE rule undercuts…

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