Helena Independant Record: Energy efficiency key to clean energy future

Coalition staffer Diego Rivas and director Sara Patton make the case in the Helena Independent Record that energy efficiency is the key to meeting the Northwest’s new power needs over the next two decades. They highlight the assertion in the Northwest Power and Conservation Council’s Sixth Power Plan, released last month, “that the region can and should meet the lion’s share — 85 percent — of new power needs with energy efficiency costing far less than power from any new generating facility. For western Montana, this means saving about 200 average megawatts, an amount equal to its projected load growth.”

Read the full opinion piece here.