• Getting Smarter

    by Bryce Yonker on August 27, 2014

    The Executive Director for Smart Grid Northwest answers a key question: What exactly IS smart grid? And he provides 5 great reasons why it matters to all of us.

  • Wind prices hit new lows, solar panel glut disappears

    by Seth Zuckerman on August 25, 2014

    Court rules for making the power grid friendlier to renewables, Western drought so bad that the mountains are rebounding, China's coal use actually declines, and more stories of the week in clean energy solutions.

  • Warrior up! A totem pole journey against big coal

    by Beth Doglio on August 25, 2014

    Lummi artist Jewell James has carved a new totem pole as an act of protest against coal and oil export in the Northwest. You can take part in the pole's journey from the Lummi's coastal homeland to the tar sands of Alberta.

  • A modern energy system for a changing climate

    by Cameron Yourkowski on August 20, 2014

    It's time for Northwest utilities to improve coordination of our region’s flexible generation through an Energy Imbalance Market (EIM). Working together, we can save ratepayer money, integrate more clean energy and help fight climate change.

  • Coal exports take a hit, solar microgrid rising

    by Seth Zuckerman on August 18, 2014

    Vermont breaks ground on a solar-powered microgrid, Oregon rejects Ambre Energy's coal export plan, acidic ocean waters get attention coast to coast, and more stories of the week in clean energy solutions.

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