As leaves begin to fall in the Northwest, it is sure sign that policy conversations are beginning to heat up for 2010 legislative sessions. Oregon will have a “limited” session in 2010, … [Read more...] about Northwest Legislative Sessions in Sight
The Northwest Energy Efficiency Taskforce (NEET) issued its final report (www.nwcouncil.org/neet) earlier this year, but this group of largely senior utility executives – ably staffed by Ken … [Read more...] about NEET Taskforce Shoulders On
The NWPCC has issued a draft of its 6th Power Plan covering the period on 2010 – 2014 (and its longer range 20 year forecast as well). The Plan largely relies on energy efficiency to meet … [Read more...] about Northwest Power and Conservation Council Seeks Comment on Draft 6th Plan
The Washington State SBCC has published a set of over 170 code changes to the residential and non-residential energy codes in the state. The SBCC is taking public testimony in meetings in … [Read more...] about Washington State Building Code Council Public Hearings on Energy Code Changes
Outgoing Seattle Mayor, Greg Nickels, released his proposed 2010 budget last week. The budget recognizes the difficult economy and proposed an 8.8% increase in electricity rates for Seattle … [Read more...] about Seattle Mayor Issues 2010 Budget
A team of three NEEC member companies have been tapped by BPA to help the agency amp up its acquisition in the industrial sector. Long an elusive gold mine of savings potential, the … [Read more...] about BPA Takes New Approach For Industrial Sector Efficiency
The US DOE has issued a Request for Information (not yet a solicitation for proposals) on the nationally competitive round of ARRA funding through the Energy Efficiency Community Block Grant program. … [Read more...] about Competitive Round for ARRA Funding Nears
Need climate data? The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) offers comprehensive climate data for locations throughout the globe. Visit the NOAA website … [Read more...] about Need Climate Data?
Climate Data Online provides access to US and global climate/weather data, via a web interface. It also provides a map interface (GIS-based) for the data. Users may select data by region, country, … [Read more...] about Need Climate Data?
The energy efficiency industry in California has recently created its own trade association patterned after successful non profits in the Northwest and Northeast.The California Energy Efficiency … [Read more...] about California Creates Energy Efficiency Industry Organization