Clean & Affordable Energy Conference Digest – Spring 2024

The NW Energy Coalition hosted our Spring conference in Boise, ID this year. Speakers discussed next steps in salmon recovery in the Columbia basin, new opportunities in markets and transmission, and protecting consumers as the region decarbonizes. Find a summary of the discussions below, but first, a thank you to our sponsors who made this…

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Oregon Citizens’ Utility Board’s 40th Anniversary Fundraiser

Register here! On May 15th at Portland’s Ecotrust Building, we invite you to join CUB for a night of celebration and community at our 40th Anniversary Fundraiser! CUB staff, alumni, and community members will gather at Portland’s Ecotrust building to honor CUB’s legacy and future. Tickets are $40 and all proceeds will help CUB reach…

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March 2024 Newsletter – Legislative recaps, Conference panelists, and transmission planning 

Featured Keynote speaker and panelists at our Clean & Affordable Energy Conference!  We’re excited to announce our keynote speaker and panelists at our upcoming Clean & Affordable Energy Conference on May 7 in Boise. We hope to see you there!  Keynote speaker: Shannon Wheeler, Chairman, Nez Perce Tribal Executive Committee  Shannon F. Wheeler, notable for…

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Customer-side resources will be critical as rising electricity demand, extreme weather and climate change impact the Northwest power system 

In January 2024, extreme cold descended on the Northwest, causing a significant spike in electricity demand. At the same time, there were serious challenges for energy supplies across the region. But first and foremost, we want to acknowledge those personally affected by the severe weather and send a heartfelt thank you to all the utility…

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Washington’s Transportation Electrification Strategy tackles the state’s largest source of emissions 

Transportation is the largest source of greenhouse gas emissions in the country. This includes Washington, where transportation makes up around 40 percent of the state’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. For the region to achieve its ambitious climate goals, it’s crucial to develop well-planned pathways to decarbonize all sectors of our economy, especially the biggest piece…

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January 2024 Newsletter – NWEC Internships, New Montana Reps, and Columbia-Snake Agreement

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Featured New internships, Montana caucus representative to the board, and Montana caucus chair, oh my!  New internships The Coalition is excited to announce two new internship openings for those interested in learning more about advancing affordable and equitable clean energy. We are interested in having this internship support the goals of justice, equity, and inclusion.…

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Clean & Affordable Energy Conference Digest – Fall 2023

Welcome to the recap digest of our Fall 2023 “Clean & Affordable Energy Conference” on December 6 in Portland, OR! We were excited to host our first in-person conference since 2019 for a day of discussion around energy issues facing our region. Before we jump into the recap, we’d like to thank the sponsors who…

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