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Last modified: October 19, 2012, 9:55 PM
RNP's mission is to promote the implementation of environmentally responsible renewable resources, such as wind, solar and geothermal, in the Northwest.
Imagine our region powered almost entirely by clean, renewable energy. Sound impossible? Or does it sound familiar? The Northwest used to rely almost exclusively on non-polluting hydropower for our electricity needs. It was clean and inexpensive, and it created thousands of jobs. But that reality has eroded away over time as energy development shifted to "cheap" dirty coal and natural gas. But coal isn't so cheap if you factor in all the environmental damage, and sending our dollars out of the region to pay for fuel for these polluting plants is draining our economy.
We can change this direction and retain our legacy of clean, renewable power. The region is blessed with an incredible array of resources -- wind, solar, geothermal, biomass and wave energy. All that is lacking is the will and determination to make the change.
That is our focus, to make an era of new generation for the next generation a reality. Our economy demands it. Our quality of life relies on it. Are you with us?