About Our Partnership

The Partnership for Energy Progress is a collaboration of workers, utilities, farmers, small and large businesses, and community advocates across the Northwest. Our goal is to communicate the work we do to provide reliable, affordable energy choices to homes and businesses, and highlight the progress we’re making to address climate change and reduce emissions.

Natural gas is the cleanest fossil fuel and provides a reliable and affordable energy choice whenever it’s needed. This makes it uniquely capable of reducing carbon emissions while supporting the rapid expansion of wind, solar, renewable natural gas, hydrogen and tomorrow’s new solutions. Whether it’s a family relying on natural gas for cooking and heating – even during a power outage – or a farmer using it to guard against frost on a crop, natural gas is a critical part of the energy solution in the Northwest.

We’re committed to continuous improvement and decarbonization. Utilities are bringing more renewable natural gas and hydrogen into their energy mix and delivering through existing infrastructure. Renewable natural gas is made by capturing organic methane gas from materials like wood, food, and other waste that would otherwise release into the atmosphere and converts it to clean energy source. This technology is being advanced through partnerships with foresters, farmers, and local governments to deliver more renewable natural gas to the Northwest. And renewable hydrogen is created from excess wind and solar power. Because it converts wind and solar electricity to gas, renewable hydrogen acts like battery storage for excess renewable electricity that can be deployed when the wind isn’t blowing or the sun isn’t shining. It’s one way gas and electricity work together to deliver reliable energy choices across the region. We are all working together to make a difference.

The Partnership for Energy Progress will play a leadership role in communicating our progress in advancing renewable energy and addressing climate change. Progress has been made, and it’s up to all of us to keep the momentum going.

Partners

Natural Gas Industry

Avista
Blue Star Gas
Cascade Natural Gas
Coalition for Renewable Natural Gas
Enbridge Inc.
Natural Gas Vehicles for America
NW Alliance for Clean Transportation
Northwest Gas Association
NW Natural
Onboard Dynamics LLC
Pergam Technical Services
Puget Sound Energy
TC Energy
United Energy Trading
Williams

Farmer Organizations

Oregon Association of Nurseries
Oregon Dairy Farmers Association
Oregon Farm Bureau
Oregon Hop Growers Association
Washington Association of Wheat Growers
Washington Potato & Onion Association
Washington State Farm Bureau
Washington Tree Fruit Association

Worker Organizations

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 77
International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 302
International Chemical Workers Union of The United Food And Commercial Workers Union Local 121C
Iron Workers District Council of the Pacific Northwest
Iron Workers Local #86
LiUNA Northwest Region
LiUNA Local 292
LiUNA Local 238
LiUNA Local 242
LiUNA Local 252
LiUNA Local 335
LiUNA Local 348
LiUNA Local 1239
LiUNA Local 737
LiUNA Local 438
Mechanical Contractors Association of Western Washington
Northwest Carpenters Union
Northwest Oregon Labor Council – Oregon AFL-CIO
Office & Professional Employees International Union Local 11
Operating Engineers Local 701
Oregon & Southern Idaho District Council of Laborers
Oregon Plumbing Heating & Cooling Contractors Association
Oregon State Building and Construction Trades Council
Plumbing Heating Cooling Contractors of Washington
Professional Land Surveyors of Oregon
Teamsters Joint Council 28 (WA, ID, AK)
Teamsters Local Union No. 763
UA 26, Western Washington United Association of Plumbers and Steamfitters
United Association of Plumbers and Pipefitters, Local 32
United Association of Plumbers and Pipefitters, Local 44
UA 598, Tri-cities Plumbers & Pipefitters
UA Local 290, Plumbers & Steamfitters
UA Local 699 Sprinkler Fitters
United Steelworkers Local 139B
United Steelworkers Local 338
United Steelworkers Local 1097
Washington & Northern Idaho District Council of Laborers
Washington State Association of Plumbers and Pipefitters
Washington State Building and Construction Trades Council

Home and Office Building Organizations

Building Industry Association of Washington
Building Industry Association of Clark County
NAIOP Washington State
Northwest Hearth, Patio and Barbecue Association
Northwest HVAC/R Association Training Center
Oregon Association of REALTORS®
Oregon Hearth, Patio and Barbecue Association
Oregon Home Builders Association
Washington Air Conditioning Contractors Association
Washington REALTORS®

Small and Large Business Organizations

Alliance of Western Energy Consumers
Associated General Contractors of Washington
Association of Washington Business
Darigold
Food Northwest
Kaiser Aluminum
National Federation of Independent Business
Northwest Auto Trades Association
NW Pulp & Paper Association
Oregon Business & Industry
Oregon Chamber of Commerce
Oregon Restaurant & Lodging Association
Oregon RV Dealers Association
Oregon Power Sports Association
Oregon Vehicle Dealers Association
Washington Hospitality Association
Western States Petroleum Association
Yakima Chamber of Commerce