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Pacific Northwest Has New Online Tool for Renewable Future

Boise, Idaho [RenewableEnergyAccess.com] A new energy financing and planning tool is now online, designed to help Pacific Northwest farmers, school systems and government agencies seeking to build, finance and own renewable energy projects. The new website (nwcommunityenergy.org) was unveiled by Northwest SEED (Sustainable Energy for Economic Development), a Northwest-based nonprofit organization, and provides step-by-step information about building locally owned and managed renewable energy installations and facilities. Community energy projects of up to 5 megawatts receive double credit under Washington’s recently passed ballot initiative 937, which requires the state’s larger utilities to meet 15% of local electric needs with new renewable energy by 2020.