Category Archives: Alternative Energy

On the Capital Steps in Olympia: No Fracked Gas

                Over 100 people gathered in Olympia on Thursday Feb 21st at 11am to deliver 143,592 comments to Governor Jay Inslee opposing the fracked gas-to-methanol refinery in Kalama and the fracked gas Tacoma … Continue reading

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Washington Utilities Now Need to Consider Emissions

We were heard!! Great news for everyone who participated in PSE’s 20-year plan hearing in February. The Utilities and Transportation Commission (UTC) formally “acknowledge” the Integrated Resource Plan (IRP), which means that PSE adhered to the letter of the law … Continue reading

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We Need to Stop Being Used as Pawns by Big Business

Is there one type of natural resource use that’s better than the other? This is the kind of question that riles people up on social media and pits one person against another, but to what end? If we step back … Continue reading

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PSE 20-Year Plan Hearing PACKED

Wednesday, February 21st, Renton, WA at Puget Sound Energy’s 20-year Integrated Resource Plan hearing before the Utilities and Transportation Commission — More than 250 people packed the room to protest PSE’s 20-year fossil fuel plan. 100s rallied outside in the … Continue reading

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Washington: Take Climate Action 7 Ways

Sign an online letter from the Sierra Club requesting renewable energy before the February 21st Energy Plan Hearing in Renton: sc.org/DearUTC Go to the 23rd Legislative District Town Hall Meeting on Sat. Feb 17th 10am-11:30am at Poulsbo City Hall, 200 … Continue reading

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PSE Coal-Free by 2027?

Background: On August 31st, the WA Utilities and Transportation Commission (UTC)  held a hearing regarding Puget Sound Energy (General Rate Case), Dockets UE-170033 & UG-170034. It was standing room only. The Fire Marshall had to move people into the hallway … Continue reading

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From the Ashes – Hope

If you haven’t seen From the Ashes, a National Geographic documentary, it is well worth renting. Along with Al Gore’s Inconvenient Truth sequel, which our local nonprofit environmental groups (EcoAdapt, Climate Action Bainbridge, Citizens’ Climate Lobby, Island Power and Sustainable … Continue reading

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Your Choice Has Power

Supply and demand. The heart of our capitalist system. On one hand it’s great: our purchasing power can help to change the marketplace for the better. On the other hand: government regulations can interrupt our leverage as consumers. The image … Continue reading

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PSE Island

Welcome to Bainbridge Puget Sound Energy (PSE) Island. Its like Safeco Field or any other company-paid entity. You might not have noticed, because Madge, “you’re soaking in it.” It’s all around us like the Matrix. Oh, speaking of all around … Continue reading

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Climate Change is Calling…Anyone Picking up?

The City of Bainbridge Island Council’s discussions about public power and climate change represent a microcosm of what is being played out around the world. We’re like a Petri dish. A community experiment. Although we’re not your average participants as … Continue reading

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