The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission on Dec. 6 unanimously adopted a conservation plan for four species of lamprey, including Pacific lamprey, whose numbers have been declining in the Columbia Basin since the mid-1990s. Read More

At the request of Idaho Power, U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill on Dec. 11 dismissed Idaho Power Company v. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency et al. [18-255], two days after the utility filed a notice of voluntary dismissal of the lawsuit. The action came after the EPA approved the Sta… Read More

Last week's column explored the recent surge in community choice aggregators (CCAs) in California, along with the appeal, nimbleness and diversity of this alternative to investor-owned utility electric service. This second part—as with the first, largely based on the Nov. 6-7 annual gatherin… Read More

Western energy prices generally trended lower in the Dec. 5 to Dec. 12 trading period, while Western natural gas prices eroded between 4 and 19 cents, with the Malin and Opal trading hubs posting the greatest loss, down 19 cents each to $2.51/MMBtu and $2.48/MMBtu by Dec. 12. Read More

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The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee on Dec. 12 sent five energy bills to the Senate floor on voice votes, including legislation authorizing competitive grants for efficiency upgrades and renewable-energy projects at K-12 schools. Meanwhile, a National Renewable Energy Laborator… Read More