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Oregon Aims to Set New Precedent for Clean Energy Leadership

"If Oregon’s utilities and clean energy advocates have their way, the state will soon be rapidly accelerating its transition toward a clean energy economy. This month, the Oregon legislature is considering HB 4036, a comprehensive plan crafted by a broad set of stakeholders that would double the state’s commitment to renewable energy, lock in cost-effective efficiency investments, and completely phase out the use of coal as an electricity source.

It’s an ambitious and achievable proposal that raises the bar in defining what it means to be a global clean energy and climate leader."

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As U.S. Supreme Court Reviews Clean Power Plan, Northwest will Continue Leading the Way to Clean Energy Future

Tuesday, February 9, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a stay on the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan pending further review and a final legal decision.

We support the Clean Power Plan and are optimistic it will withstand the objections of its detractors upon thorough review by the Supreme Court.

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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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News Highlights

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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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 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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Transactive Energy Systems 2016: Harnessing Flexibility in an Evolving Electric Power System

Tuesday, May 17, 2016 to Thursday, May 19, 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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