As the Pacific Northwest rapidly builds a clean energy economy, there is growing recognition that new policies and programs must be designed to ensure that the transition happens in an equitable and just way.
Alongside our planning and on-the-ground project work, we work with elected officials and community leaders to develop and pass equitable clean energy legislation. We prioritize issues that: (1) promote community-owned clean energy project and (2) address needs of rural, Indigenous, and low-wealth communities.
In 2023 we supported successful bills to protect against utility shutoffs during instances of extreme heat in Washington, as well as funding for residential efficiency. In Oregon we were key players in a coalition in Oregon, which secured $10M to build community resilience hubs.
We strive for relationship-based policy making and advocate in solidarity with groups in Washington and Oregon. Sign up to receive monthly action alerts and policy news during the upcoming legislative session.