Blake Weathers will join the Public Power Council in a newly created role as its director of power supply, effective Oct. 11. Weathers comes to PPC after almost nine years of progressive responsibility in the Northwest Requirements Utilities trade association, which followed more than 12 yea… Read More

Lisa Wilson, a Lummi Indian Business Council member and commissioner for the Northwest Indian Fish Commission, wrote this week's column. Her piece about the importance of hatcheries to salmon recovery was originally published on Oct. 5 for NWIFC's column, Being Frank, which appears on the No… Read More

The shut-in of the Aliso Canyon natural gas storage facility continued supporting Western energy prices. Both natural gas and power prices were generally higher at the end of Sept. 30 to Oct. 7 trading. Read More

For your convenience, NewsData has compiled a list of the acronyms we utilize throughout the Clearing Up publication. Read more

A joint C$260 million five-year plan introduced Sept. 28 by the British Columbia government and BC Hydro will make it easier and more affordable for customers to use more of Hydro's surplus hydroelectricity in place of fossil fuels to power their homes, buildings, businesses and vehicles, th… Read More

A poll of 800 Washington state voters found that a majority support a plan to remove the four lower Snake River dams when combined with federal money for clean energy, transportation improvements and preserving irrigation—similar to the plan proposed by Rep. Mike Simpson (R-Idaho), as descri… Read More

President Joe Biden on Oct. 5 said the sweeping 10-year budget bill funding his climate, health and education proposals would be smaller than $3.5 trillion. Meanwhile, rising natural gas prices are worrying industrial energy users, prompting them to ask the Department of Energy to order a cu… Read More