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Same Building, New Suite

Can't find us? Don't go too far! Our office has moved down two floors to suite 975 in the Commonwealth Building.

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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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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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Introduction to Solar - Belmont Library

Wednesday, May 24, 2017, Portland, OR
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Introduction to Solar - Capitol Hill Library

Tuesday, June 6, 2017, Portland, OR
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Introduction to Solar - Tigard Public Library

Wednesday, June 7, 2017, Tigard, OR
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Introduction to Solar - Albina Library

Tuesday, June 27, 2017, Portland, OR
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Wind and Sun -- Montana's Next Economic Boom

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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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