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Recent News

Clean Energy Choice Act builds on I-937 success

OLYMPIA, Wash. -- State Rep. Jake Fey (D-Tacoma) has introduced House Bill 2073 to enhance the consumer and health benefits of Washington's new renewables and energy efficiency law, Initiative 937 (the Energy Independence Act).

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Utility Proposal for Transition From Coal Electricity Is Too Slow; Washington Legislation Needs Firm Retirement Dates and Clean Energy Commitment

OLYMPIA, Wash.--Washington’s legislature must substantially improve a proposal to transition the state fully off coal-fired electricity and onto renewable energy and energy efficiency. That’s the takeaway message from reactions to a new legislative proposal to replace Puget Sound Energy’s dirty coal-fired electricity from its Colstrip power plant in Montana, which produces as much carbon pollution as half of all passenger cars in Washington. PSE currently receives about 30 percent of its electricity supply from coal, mostly from Colstrip. Investor-owned utilities Avista and Pacific Power also use Colstrip power to supply their Washington state customers.

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Oregon Voters Support Transition from Coal to Clean Energy

New polling released today shows that Oregon voters support a transition from coal power to clean, renewable resources by 2025 by a margin of 71%.  The polling, sponsored by the Sierra Club, queried voters on a legislative bill sponsored by Senator Chris Edwards (SD-7) and Representative Tobias Read (HD 27). Renewable Northwest is pleased to see broad support for renewable energy across Oregon.

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Guest Column: A two-week wind energy production tax credit

 

Two weeks is all the wind energy industry had in 2014 to start construction on new wind projects and qualify for the production tax credit (PTC), a key component to wind energy’s growth over recent years. While there was much joy that Congress included the PTC in its tax package, two weeks is barely enough time to buy holiday gifts for loved ones, let alone enough time for an energy development business to make plans and long-term investment decisions. Yet two weeks was enough time for Montanans to break ground on what promises to be Montana’s largest wind farm located near Bridger, in Carbon County.

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News Highlights

Renewable NW Now Hiring

Renewable NW Now Hiring
Renewable Northwest is now accepting applications for:
 
Commuinications Director
Application deadline is 3/30/2015. See the full job posting for application instructions.

Clean Energy Choice Act builds on I-937 success

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Utility Proposal for Transition From Coal Electricity Is Too Slow; Washington Legislation Needs Firm Retirement Dates and Clean Energy Commitment

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Oregon Voters Support Transition from Coal to Clean Energy

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Guest Column: A two-week wind energy production tax credit

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Washington Governor Inslee Demonstrates Additional Climate Leadership

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Renewable Northwest Supports EPA’s Clean Power Plan

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New Policy Staff Join Renewable Northwest

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First BPA customer schedules energy in 15-minute increments

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Guest column: Leading a conversation about Montana’s energy future

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Renewable Energy Featured Strongly in Montana’s Clean Power Plan Compliance Options

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Events

March Solar Drinks at Neil Kelly

Tuesday, March 3, 2015, Portland, OR
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Oregon's Energy Future Conference

Thursday, April 16, 2015, Portland, OR
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AWEA WINDPOWER 2015 Conference & Exhibition

Monday, May 18, 2015 to Thursday, May 21, 2015, ,
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These are just the most recent events. See our full listing of events for more information.
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Coal to Clean Energy

Oregon’s transition to clean, 21st century energy is happening now. Learn more about transitioning Oregon from coal to clean, renewable energy resources by 2025.
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Video - Energy Imbalance Market

It is time for the Northwest to modernize its electricity system and create an Energy Imbalance Market.

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