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10th Annual CUB Policy Conference (Virtual) – October 16

Join the NWEC at the tenth annual Oregon CUB Policy Conference, Finding Hope: Improving Our Energy Systems in the Age of COVID-19. This virtual event will take place on Friday, October 16, 2020. With a mix of expert panel discussions and presentations by industry leaders, this conference offers a unique opportunity for intersectional learning. Oregon…

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GridFWD 2020 (Virtual) – October 6 – 15

GridFWD 2020 will once again bring together a wide range of stakeholders to address the challenges and opportunities facing our energy community. The theme for this year’s virtual event, Power to the Community, reflects our industry’s commitment to not only reliable, affordable and clean electric power, but also the welfare of our customers, co-workers and…

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Oregon Solar Energy Conference 2020 (Virtual) – October 6-8

The Virtual Oregon Solar Energy Conference – (V)OSEC – is taking place as a fully-immersive, remote, virtual event on October 6 – 8, 2020. Earn NABCEP CEUs, visit engaging exhibits, hear from industry leaders about solar policy, storage, business development, land use, large scale development and more. Join OSEIA for one of the most comprehensive…

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Washington State Solar Summit (Virtual) – October 16

Register to attend the 2020 Virtual Washington State Solar Summit scheduled for Friday, October 16. Every year the Solar Summit attempts to tackle the most timely issues and most talked about conversations surrounding solar energy and solar adoption in Washington. Presented by Solar Washington. Early bird registration discount ends October 2. Register! Why attend? To…

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Forth: EV sales Post-COVID-19 road ahead webinar — May 19

What Is the Road Ahead for Electric Car Sales? May 19th 10AM to 11AM Speakers will highlight the impact COVID-19 and provide strategies to continue to accelerate transportation electrification. Sales of traditional new cars were already showing signs of weakness as much of the world reached “peak car” this year. But the coronavirus and the resulting economic…

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Forth: TE infrastructure & stimulus webinar — May 12th

Transportation Electrification, Infrastructure, and Stimulus May 12th 10AM to 11AM As discussions in Washington DC turn to a long-term economic recovery, prospects for a substantial infrastructure bill that can also stimulate that recovery seem better than ever. What should that bill do to advance transportation electrification? What lessons can be learned from past programs, including…

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Brown issues executive order following legislature’s failure to pass cap & trade

Oregon Governor Kate Brown has signed an Executive Order (EO) that seeks to reduce carbon emissions in the state after the proposed Cap and Invest bill, SB 1530, failed to pass due to the Republican legislator walk-out. The Executive Order sets greenhouse emission (GHG) goals at 45% below 1990 levels by 2035 and 80% below…

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NW Energy Coalition regrets US withdrawal from Paris Agreement

Today, the NW Energy Coalition released the following statement on President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement. Benefits of leaving are illusory, costs of climate change are already being felt. Seattle, Wa. —  President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement is regrettable because climate change matters in the…

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NWEC condemns BPA divestiture proposal

Trump Budget calls for sale of BPA transmission assets Seattle, Wa. —  According to a report published by E&E News, the Trump administration’s expanded budget request, due to be released today, will call for extensive budget cuts for the U.S. EPA, the Interior Department, and the Energy Department.  Prominent among those cuts is a proposal…

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A region finding its way to a clean energy future

Dispatch from the NW Energy Coalition Spring 2017 Clean & Affordable Energy Conference At a time when the federal government seems poised to reverse policies designed to reduce pollution, cut greenhouse gas emissions, and encourage renewable energy, the responsibility for achieving those goals is falling to states, regions, cities, and towns.  The Spring 2017 Clean & Affordable…