Please join us for the NW Clean & Affordable Energy Conference, May 29-30 in Boise. A panel of experts will address the needs and costs of the Boardman to Hemingway and Gateway West transmission lines. These high-voltage transmission lines currently slated for construction in Idaho aim to improve reliability, handle a higher load and incorporate additional renewable energy sources. Opponents question whether the lines are needed and if the costs are justifiable. This panel will address the needs and opportunity costs associated with the construction of these two transmission lines.
Please donate to the NW Energy Coalition on May 5 for GiveBIG. The Seattle Foundation is offering a stretch pool that will make your donation go farther. Help us reach our spring fundraising goal of $10,000! With your investment, we can build solutions so families pay lower energy bills, children breath cleaner air, we stabilize our climate and our wild salmon thrive again.
This fall and spring, NW Energy Coalition staff have been working in state legislative sessions throughout the region to advance and especially to defend clean and affordable energy laws. Each legislature is different, but many of the issues being addressed are familiar ones: energy efficiency, including building codes; renewable energy incentives and targets; distributed generation options, particularly resident-sited solar power; and coal plants and climate. Low-income protection and electric vehicle infrastructure are also getting legislative looks.
The Washington Senate’s Ways & Means Committee today released a proposed capital budget that slashes several of the state’s key energy efficiency and solar programs. These sensible programs save money for Washington schools, homes and businesses on their utility bills and help us meet our clean energy and climate goals. Please urge your senator to fund critical energy efficiency and solar programs.
The NW Energy Coalition is an alliance of more than 100 environmental, civic and human service organizations, progressive utilities and businesses in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana and British Columbia. We advance energy efficiency, renewable energy and a consumer and wildlife-friendly power system. The Coalition is seeking an energetic fundraiser to build financial support for its efforts to advance a clean and affordable energy future. Resume review begins on April 27th.