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December 7, 2011
Portland, Ore. -- In response to today’s Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) ruling on the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) “Environmental Redispatch and No Negative Pricing policy,” Rachel Shimshak, executive director of non-profit advocacy group Renewable Northwest, issued the
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November 14, 2011
Portland, Ore. (November 14, 2011)— As national leaders in green power convene for the annual Renewable Energy Markets Conference in San Francisco, Renewable Northwest - a leading advocate for renewable energy - released its eleventh annual report on retail green power programs in the Northwest.
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September 26, 2011
Big Sky, MT. (September 26, 2011) — Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer was today honored by Renewable Northwest - a leading non-profit regional advocacy group - for his leadership in supporting Montana’s generous endowment of renewable energy. The Governor received this recognition at the Western
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July 27, 2011
Portland, Ore. -- The Bonneville Power Administration (BPA), yesterday in its Final Record of Decision (ROD), announced its fiscal year 2012-2013 rates for power, transmission and renewable energy integration, which take effect beginning October 1, 2011. Renewable Northwest, a non-profit renewable
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June 24, 2011
Salem, Ore. (June 24, 2011) -- Renewable Northwest – a non-profit regional advocacy group – issued the following press statement today in response to the Oregon legislature’s passage of House Bill 3672, which revised the state's Business Energy Tax Credit (BETC) incentive program.
Deputy Director
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June 13, 2011
Portland, Ore. -- Renewable Northwest – a non-profit regional advocacy group – issued the following statement today to support a complaint filed by a coalition of Northwest energy companies to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) in response to the Bonneville Power Administration’s (BPA
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May 13, 2011
Portland, Ore. -- In response to a May 13, 2011 Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) decision to issue its “Environmental Redispatch” Record of Decision, Rachel Shimshak, Executive Director of Renewable Northwest – a non-profit regional advocacy group – issued a public statement today:

We are
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May 10, 2011
Amidst an antidevelopment backdrop, Montana legislators reestablished the conditions allowing for the legitimate exercise of eminent domain. Renewable Northwest – a non-profit regional advocacy group – applauded the outcome.

Following a long and rigorous debate in the Montana legislature, House
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March 24, 2011
PORTLAND, Ore. – Oregon’s renewable energy leaders today announced a major milestone in economic development for the state. This year, capital investment in Oregon wind, solar and geothermal energy will top $5.4 billion, according to Renewable Northwest, a nonprofit advocacy organization based in
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February 17, 2011
Portland, Ore. – Renewable Northwest, a leading regional advocacy group for renewable energy, today announced the hire of three new staff members. The new employees bring added talent to the organization’s policy and analyst teams.
Jeff Fox joined as Policy Advocate in the Montana region. As the
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January 14, 2011
Helena, MT – Formed in the wake of the Montana Economic Development Summit organized by U.S. Senator Max Baucus last September, a coalition of diverse business, industry and non-profit leaders is mobilizing under a shared goal: to spur Montana’s economy by harnessing the state’s full renewable
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