Wind developer Building Energy asked the Montana PSC on Aug. 22 to reconsider its decision in a contract dispute with NorthWestern Energy, citing the a-la-carte pricing approach the agency used that resulted in the lowest possible QF contract prices for its Grizzly and Black Bear wind projects. Read More

Three Energy Northwest executive board officers were re-elected Aug. 23, and a fourth, Will Purser, will serve as vice chair. Returning for additional terms are Sid Morrison (chair); Linda Gott (secretary); and Jim Moss (assistant secretary). Morrison has served on the board since 2001, when… Read More

In this first of a two-part series, guest columnist Roger Gray, president and CEO of PNGC Power, writes that the Northwest faces a grid-reliability problem as the nature of resources shifts from largely controllable thermal plants and hydropower to variable renewables such as wind and solar.… Read More

Judges for the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals had plenty of questions for an Environmental Protection Agency attorney arguing to overturn a lower court decision requiring EPA to make plans for resolving water temperature problems in the lower Snake and Columbia rivers. Read More

The Environmental Protection Agency on Aug. 29 proposed dropping methane control standards for upstream oil and gas production facilities. Meanwhile, business and industrial trade associations, including energy production groups, urged President Donald Trump to delay planned tariffs. Read More