Sierra Club and 350 Eastside partner with CENSE!
CENSE welcomes new partners
Sierra Club and the newly-formed Eastside chapter of 350.org announced they will partner with CENSE as we call on PSE to provide cleaner, safer, cost-effective solutions to serve our energy needs today and in the future.
Smart solutions like batteries and demand response address environmental problems as well as electrical reliability problems.
Jessica Koski, leader of Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal Campaign, appreciated how CENSE goals for “sensible energy” align with Sierra Club’s efforts to reduce PSE’s use of fossil fuels that provide 60% of our electricity. “Batteries can store electricity produced by renewable resources like solar and wind farms,” Jessica said. “That electricity can be used later instead of burning coal or natural gas, reducing carbon emissions.”
Increased use of renewables is also a focus for 350 Eastside, the newest chapter of the national environmental group, 350.org. Chapter president Emily Powell said, “We are excited to work with CENSE to promote energy solutions that reduce climate-changing greenhouse gases. Climate related disasters like hurricanes Harvey and Irma, as well as wildfires throughout the Pacific Northwest, focus our efforts to mitigate the effects of climate change on future generations.”
CENSE welcomes these nationally-recognized organizations as partners in our quest for better energy solutions. CENSE president Don Marsh said, “It’s great that solutions which benefit the environment also provide better reliability and lower cost for ratepayers, as well as being safer for homes and schools. PSE is still a long way from building Energize Eastside. They do not have any permits. In the months ahead, CENSE will welcome more partners to our growing coalition. We see a chance to make real progress toward goals that benefit the environment and the economy.”