The Northwest Power and Conservation Council named Bill Edmonds as its new executive director, effective Aug. 17, the agency said in a June 26 news release. He will replace Steve Crow, who will retire in August after serving 25 years in the position. Read More

The Northwest continued to use more LEDs in 2019, pushing out other technologies, but the market share for the energy-efficient lighting technology grew at a slower rate than in previous years, according to a report the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance commissioned. Read More

Northwest Natural Holding Co. on June 18 elected Dave McCurdy to its board of directors and to the board of the wholly owned subsidiary NW Natural Gas, both effective July 1. McCurdy served seven terms as a congressman representing Oklahoma from 1981 to 1995. More recently, he led several tr… Read More

While most of the recent focus on racial equity has been on police violence against Black Americans, utilities have a key role to play in advancing racial equity in America, advocates note, saying they need to step up their game. Read More

Western energy prices lifted as weather conditions moved to seasonally normal temperatures, with triple-digit highs posted in portions of Arizona and the San Joaquin Valley the week of June 22. Read More

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The Trump administration's "Waters of the U.S." rule took effect June 22, except in Colorado, after a federal court denied a preliminary injunction sought by California and 16 other states. Meanwhile, a career Justice Department attorney told a House hearing that the antitrust probe into aut… Read More