Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance could be cut nearly 30%: Attend a hearing and stop the budget cuts!

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014
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NEEA is now developing its next five-year strategic plan and budget to advance its long-term clean energy vision. Unfortunately, NEEA’s board members recently voted for a budget proposal that would significantly undercut NEEA’s efficiency achievements by cutting its primary budget nearly 30%. Make your voice heard to stop the cuts!



Montana Standard op-ed: Dam purchase “watershed” moment

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014
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Diego Rivas of the NW Energy Coalition and Kyla Maki of the Montana Environmental Information Center explain how NorthWestern Energy’s purchase of 11 hydropower dams from PPL Montana will diversify Montana’s resource mix, protect customers from price risks associated with fossil fuels, and lead to a cleaner and more affordable energy future.



NW Energy Coalition conference to feature EPA emission standards panel

Monday, April 14th, 2014
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The NW Clean & Affordable Energy Conference in Helena, Mont. May 2- 3 will feature a panel on the EPA’s proposed emission standards for existing power plants. This panel will outline EPA’s authority and the guidance the agency is soliciting from states and stakeholders. Panelists will also assess the opportunities for regional coordination on clean energy strategies for meeting the emissions standards.



Groups assail BPA’s woefully low efficiency spending proposal

Monday, April 14th, 2014
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NW Energy Coalition and 29 other clean energy advocacy organizations and businesses submitted a group letter to the Bonneville Power Administration April 11, urging the agency to adequately fund energy efficiency it its FY 2016-2017 capital budget. The letter expressed concern that the proposed budget is inadequate to meet BPA’s legal obligations or to pursue the best interests of the region.



Save the date: 4 Under Forty – June 12, 2014 in Seattle

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014
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Please save the date for the 4 Under Forty event at the Bullitt Center in Seattle on June 12th. We hope you can join us for a fun evening of delicious food and great conversation as we celebrate the four clean energy leader honorees and the great work of all the nominees. At the event we will also present two other awards honoring clean and affordable energy change-makers.