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Presented by:NEBC
AECOM, 8th Floor Conference Room
Portland, OR

PGE's Vision and Deep Decarbonization Study

In April, Portland General Electric published a corporate vision that commits to a goal of reducing GHG emissions by more than 80% by 2050. Serving 883,000 customer accounts and over 2 million people in Oregon, PGE is committed to helping its customers and the communities they serve achieve a clean energy future.  Following that commitment, PGE commissioned a deep decarbonization study to determine whether this goal was possible and recently released white papers on PGE’s decarbonization path and a modernized grid platform for a clean energy future.  Brendan McCarthy will be addressing these white papers, PGE’s corporate vision and deep decarbonization study.

Presenter: Brendan McCarthy, Portland General Electric

NEBC Members: $15, Non-Members: $20
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Space is limited: Register Here

Presented by:Solar Oregon & 350 PDX
Lucky Lab Tap Room
Portland, OR


Our guests for the evening will be:

  • 350 PDX to talk about the divesting movement and how we can join the country of Ireland, New York city, Oxford University and many others in removing our money from fossil fuels
  • Dan Orzech, Clean Power Cooperative: investing in local solar energy projects
  • Phil Richman, Ten Bridge Partners: investing in ESG (environmental, social and governance) funds
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Presented by:Solar Oregon
Cully Neighborhood
Portland, OR

Join Solar Oregon for the 2018 Solar Homes Tour - Cully Edition!

We'll be partnering with the National Solar Tour to higlight homes in the Cully neighborhood that have gone solar. Come talk to homeowners and installers about solar energy, tour fascinating homes and see how our neighbors are doing their best to live sustainably in an age of climate change.

Tour sponsor -  Lime scooters - will be providing free scooters for your enjoyment. Go ahead - take a spin!

Tickets are sliding scale and by donation to Solar Oregon: 0 - $20
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Presented by:City of Mercer Island and Spark Northwest
Congregational Church on Mercer Island
Mercer Island, WA

Learn how solar works, which sites are most suitable, and what financial incentives are available to help bring costs down. After you attend a free workshop, you can get your free site assessment and participate in Solarize Mercer Island!

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Presented by:Smart Grid Northwest
Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront - Vancouver, BC

Bringing Together The Movers Who Are Reshaping The Regional Electrical Grid

Join leaders from regional utilities, solution providers, regulatory agencies and governments who are working together to effectively manage the region’s energy systems.

There have never been so many Northwest grid operators, utilities, regulators, advocates, and technology vendors collaborating on grid modernization in one place before.

  • Outstanding speakers from BC Hydro, CA ISO, Exelon, GE, Google, Hawaii PUC, Montana PSC, Portland General Electric, PJM Interconnect and many more
  • Six tracks, 25+ sessions across two information-packed days
  • More than 30 sponsors and dozens of supporting organizations
  • Networking across entire Northwest electric grid community in BC, ID, OR, and WA, plus experts from across the western U.S. and Canada
Cost Varies
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Presented by:AWEA
The Hyatt on Capitol Hill - Washington, DC

U.S. offshore wind is here! Now let's build it to last.

The offshore wind industry, key stakeholders, the federal government, and states across the U.S. are working hard to get more steel in the water as soon as possible. Action from industry leaders and all levels of government are rowing together towards a prosperous American energy future, whichmakes this the perfect time to bring all the major stakeholders together.

Program Preview Attendees will have access to officials from all the critical federal agencies for offshore wind development through a series of sessions developed in close coordination with the U.S. Department of Interior and U.S. Department of Energy.

The AWEA Offshore WINDPOWER Conference program has cultivated a dedicated and thriving global community of top developers and experts, making it the largest and most successful gathering of offshore wind energy professionals in the United States.

Cost Varies
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Presented by:Solar Washington
Meydenbauer Center
Bellevue, WA


The Washington State Solar Summit is an important annual conference and networking event for industry stakeholders including manufacturers, installers, utilities, municipalities, legislators, educators, students, advocacy organizations/nonprofits, distributors, financial lenders, consultants and more. The 2018 Solar Summit will included a daytime conference, exhibition, and an evening networking reception. This is a must-attend event for anyone engaged in solar business and deployment, policy, education and advocacy in Washington state.

Topics to be discussed will include the following (subject to change):

  • Net metering and other state policy topics
  • Diversity, inclusion and equity in solar energy
  • Results from the first year of the current Washington State Renewable Energy System Incentive Program
  • State of Solar in WA and USA
  • Initiative 1631: Purpose & Impacts
Cost Varies: Early Bird Rates Available Now!
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Presented by:Oregon CUB
Downtown Portland Hilton
Portland, OR

Destination: Decarbonization

In Oregon, the nature of our discussions about climate change and utilities has changed. We have moved from talking about how we consider the risk of carbon regulation, to actively working to decarbonize our utilities. The next step is to use our clean, decarbonized electricity to decarbonize transportation and the wider economy. We used to talk about the state’s carbon goals as aspirational. But now we are planning around those goals. This is a dramatic shift with big implications, which we will explore at our 2018 Policy Conference.

This CUB Policy Conference is specifically designed to educate analysts, attorneys, advocates, regulators, utility executives, and others working in and around the energy industry. CUB will be applying for Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credits for this conference from the OR and WA Bar associations. See below for sponsorship information. 

Stay tuned for updates on the day’s agenda, panelists, sponsors, and supplemental curriculum. You can follow conference news by joining our email list, reading the CUB blog, and on Twitter at #CUBCon18.

Cost Varies. Discount pricing for student/non-profits. Early Bird Registration til Sept 28, 2018
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Presented by:CleanTech Alliance & NEBC
WA State Conference Center
Seattle, WA

The Energy Leadership Summit is the region’s must-attend clean energy event. Presented jointly by the CleanTech Alliance and the Northwest Environmental Business Council, this unique event connects policy with practice and addresses the industry’s current challenges and future opportunities.

Join us in exploring the nexus of energy, climate change, and the region’s economy with more than 400 industry leaders and policymakers from across the Northwest. The Energy Leadership Summit will provide an unmatched forum for learning, networking, and business development in the Northwest.

Keynote Speaker: Jim Conca

The Aging Energy Infrastructure Jim Conca, Chief Technical Officer, UFA Ventures, Inc. Energy and Environmental speaker and author Dr. James Conca is the Senior Scientist at UFA Ventures, Inc. in Richland, Washington, and a weekly contributor to on energy issues. Conca combines the passion of activism with the bedrock foundation of research science to create a new dynamic for discussing complex topics like energy and its effects on society and the planet. By approaching the subject from the different perspectives of global poverty, debunking technological myths and achieving a just and sustainable energy mix, Conca has developed a sustainable and achievable energy mix that meets most of the serious environmental, climate and economic goals set out by the Administration, States, industry and environmental stakeholders.

Cost Varies. Early Bird available until October 14th
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Presented by:NWEC
World Forestry Center
Portland, OR

Featured Panels:

Panel 1: Are new energy storage technologies a game-changer?

  • Emerging energy storage technologies may change how we think about and plan the Northwest electric system. What are these technologies? What benefits do they offer? And how should they be employed?


Panel 2: Beyond savings – All the benefits of energy efficient buildings.

  • Energy efficient buildings save money and energy. They’re also healthier and more comfortable, helping residents and workers become happier and more productive. How can we make energy efficient buildings and their benefits available to all?


Panel 3: A clean energy alternative changes the lower Snake River dam debate.

  • A recent NW Energy Coalition study showed the dams aren’t necessary for an affordable, reliable, and clean electric system. How does that finding change the dam removal/salmon restoration debate?
$169 - $299
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Presented by:Climate Solutions
Hilton Portland

Come join us on Thursday, November 29th in Portland for Climate Solutions' 10th Annual Dinner & 20th Anniversary Celebration with keynote speaker Hal Harvey, CEO of Energy Innovation. Hal has a vision with a clear path forward. Recently, national columnist Thomas Friedman lauded Hal Harvey’s “four zeroes” strategic vision as a way to cut pollution and accelerate solutions as a “platform worth running on.” 

Register today to reserve your seat and hear what Hal has to say post election. This event will also be a great opportunity to connect with others helping to build a clean energy future. Now more than ever, we need all hands on deck to spearhead the transition to 100% clean and efficient energy. Your attendance and partnership helps spark creative thinking, strengthens our resolve, and inspires hope, all while helping build support for the critical work of Climate Solutions throughout the Northwest.

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$125 per seat or $1250 per 10 top
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Wind and Sun -- Montana's Next Economic Boom

To learn more about the untapped potential of Montana's abundant, clean, sustainable wind and solar energy resources, CHARGE!


Video - Energy Imbalance Market

It is time for the Northwest to modernize its electricity system and create an Energy Imbalance Market.

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