Comment from Matthews, Jonathan C.

The Northwest has an abundance of energy efficiency and renewable energy resources that will help the region meet future energy demand without impairing clean water and air. NWPCC'S final plan should ensure a clean energy future for the Northwest by: • Preserving strong energy efficiency and renewable energy targets • Seting goals to reduce CO2 emissions in the region—three states in the region have already done this • Phasing out coal-fired power plants • Accounting for the future cost of carbon dioxide emissions by including a baseline price estimate for carbon