Western Resource Advocates is a long-time Hewlett Foundation grantee with a strong record of policy successes protecting western lands and promoting clean energy and low carbon strategies in the Intermountain West. This two-year grant would provide general program support for Western Resource Advocates’ energy program efforts in the electric power sector and for the prevention of oil shale development in the West. The organization achieves its goals through a pragmatic mix of economic analysis, legal interventions, and public advocacy. Its focus for the next two years includes: • Integrating at least 25 percent renewable power (with associated transmission lines) into the western energy system by 2020. • Blocking any new coal plant from being developed in the West and retiring at least 25 percent of existing coal plants by 2020. • Reducing the amount of water dedicated to energy production and protecting water quality from the impact of energy development. • Advocating for market and regulatory reforms within the power sector that allow for more demand-side management and energy efficiency policies. • Blocking all commercial development of oil shale or tar sands within the Intermountain West.
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for general operating support
Western Resource Advocates protects the American West’s land, air, and water to ensure vibrant communities exist in balance with nature. The organization works with local communities and partners to research and advance conservation practices and protections for wildlife corridors, rivers and lakes, air and water quality, and wildlands of the U.S. West, addressing challenges such as wildfire and climate change. (Western Conservation Substrategy: Advance Conservation Protections; Climate Substrategy: U.S. National Policy)