Programs

Energy

Building a clean energy economy

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Photo credit: Obsidian Renewables

A sustainable energy future is one of the most pressing issues of the 21st century. It is imperative to the health of our land, air, water, and communities that we move beyond fossil fuels to sustainable energy use and generation.

We'’re saving energy and water for farmers and ranchers, championing solar energy, and heating homes, schools, hospitals, and other public buildings with the waste products from restoration forestry. This creates jobs and fosters energy independence, while reducing carbon emissions and ensuring a healthier environment.

We envision strong rural communities, improved landscape health, and greater economic opportunity in the region. To turn this vision into reality, we'’re changing local energy infrastructure and writing smart laws to promote and build clean energy across the West.

Read more about how this work is connected to our Water program and our Forest program.

Contact Information:

For more information about this program, contact Lee Rahr, Energy Program Director, at lrahr@sustainablenorthwest.org or (503) 318-8607

For more information about our work in biomass, contact Dylan Kruse, Program Manager, at dkruse@sustainablenorthwest.org or (503) 221-6911 x115