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Statement from Renewable Northwest on the President’s Executive Order on Climate Change, March 28, 2017

The President signed an Executive Order today that puts in motion the reversal of policies and programs that address the ominous advance of climate change. This Order moves our economy and our environment in the wrong direction.

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Editorial: Expand use of renewable energy by utilities

"Ten years ago, Washington state voters, recognizing the imperative need to address climate change and cleaner air, passed Initiative 937, which requires the state’s electrical utilities to use renewable resources for a portion of the electricity they provide to their customers. Many utilities, public and private, balked. But since passage those utilities have been able to meet the initiative’s requirements."

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After decades of polluting water, Colstrip plant to address leaking coal-ash ponds

BILLINGS, Mont. — Decades after water contamination problems started at the Colstrip coal-burning power plant, an agreement filed in court today between conservation groups, the facility’s owners and the Montana Department of Environmental Quality will result in far safer disposal of millions of tons of toxic coal-ash waste generated each year by burning coal at the plant.

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Retirement Date Set for Colstrip 1 & 2

Renewable Northwest applauds the diverse parties for resolving clean air litigation over Montana’s coal burning power plants, Colstrip Units 1 and 2, and agreeing that they will retire no later than July 2022.

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News Highlights

Washington Releases Updated Draft of Clean Air Rule

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NEW REPORT! Rates will remain steady under Clean Electricity & Coal Transition Plan

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Renewables Riding Momentum into 2016

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Vision for Montana Must Include More Wind Energy

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U.S. Stepping Forward as Leader in Carbon Pollution Reduction

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Utility Proposal for Transition From Coal Electricity Is Too Slow

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Oregon Voters Support Transition from Coal to Clean Energy

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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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Spring 2017 NW Clean & Affordable Energy Conference

Friday, May 5, 2017, Boise, ID
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Oregon Solar Energy Conference

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 to Thursday, May 11, 2017, Portland, OR
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Monday, May 22, 2017 to Thursday, May 25, 2017, ,
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AWEA Regional Wind Energy Conference 2017 - Northwest

Tuesday, July 25, 2017 to Wednesday, July 26, 2017, Renton, WA
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These are just the most recent events. See our full listing of events for more information.
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Wind and Sun -- Montana's Next Economic Boom

To learn more about the untapped potential of Montana's abundant, clean, sustainable wind and solar energy resources, CHARGE!


Celebrating 10 Years of Montana's RPS

Montana's Renewable Standard is celebrating 10 years of success. The economic benefits have been substantial, and Montana is just scratching the surface of it's renewable resource potential.

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Video - Sen. Tester on 10 Years of MT RPS

Video - Sen. Tester on 10 Years of MT RPS

View Senator Tester's comments on 10 years of the Montana RPS at the "Powering Up" conference.

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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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