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

Renewable Northwest Analysis Shows Oregon’s Clean Electricity & Coal Transition Plan will eliminate coal and double Renewable Portfolio Standard without increasing costs Today, Renewable Northwest, a nonprofit that supports the environmentally responsible expansion of renewable energy in the Pacific Northwest, released its “Estimated Rate Impacts” analysis report showing the goals of the Clean Electricity & Coal Transition plan can be achieved without significantly increasing electricity costs for customers.

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Oregon Utilities Agree to Phase Out Coal-Fired Power

Some great things happening in Oregon that reflect the spirit of collaboration and compromise demonstrated recently in Paris.

In recent weeks, a diverse group of utility, energy industry, advocacy organizations and community groups worked together to develop the next generation of energy policy for Oregon, transitioning Oregon away from coal towards more clean, renewable energy.

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Renewables Riding Momentum into 2016

The worldwide move toward cleaner energy continued to gain momentum in 2015. Actions at the state, national and international level are all sending an undeniable message that the rise of clean energy is here to stay.

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Investment and Production Tax Credits Extended!

This is a great day for renewable energy in America! Coming on the heels of the Paris Agreement, we applaud the news of Congress passing an omnibus appropriations bill that includes extension of both the solar Investment Tax Credit and the wind Production Tax Credit through 2019. This puts an end to years of policy uncertainty and ensures five years of predictability that will encourate investment in and development of renewable energy throughout the country and here in the Northwest.

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News Highlights

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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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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Basics of Residential Solar (Tigard)

Wednesday, February 10, 2016, Tigard, OR
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Basics of Residential Solar Workshop at Portland’s February Fix-It-Fair

Saturday, February 20, 2016, Portland, OR
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Oregon's Energy Future Conference

Wednesday, April 13, 2016, Portland, OR
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Oregon Solar Energy Conference 2016

Wednesday, May 4, 2016 to Thursday, May 5, 2016, Portland, OR
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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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