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More than 300,000 customers around Puget Sound lost power and two people were killed near Seattle Oct. 24, when a historic storm soaked the West Coast with prolonged downpours and high winds. A rapid drop to record-low atmospheric pressure off the Washington coast stoked the weather system i… Read More

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown has nominated Lewis Pitt to serve on the Northwest Power and Conservation Council beginning Nov. 19. Pitt is currently the director of government affairs and planning for the Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation. If confirmed by the Oregon Senate, Pitt w… Read More

The story of the hoary bat—the bat species most frequently killed by wind turbines—and how a change in wind turbine start-up speed could prevent a listing under the Endangered Species Act is just one of many environmental impacts we hope to begin reporting as the Northwest ramps up its clean… Read More

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

Preliminary resource scenarios shared by Idaho Power at an Oct. 21 meeting with its integrated resource plan advisory group include 3,500 to 4,500 MW of energy storage and solar energy, compared to the 2019 IRP's preferred portfolio that included only 400 MW of solar and 80 MW of battery storage. Read More

American shad have become so populous in the Columbia Basin that scientists worry they may be competing with salmon and steelhead for food and nursery habitat, eating their young or spreading disease. This nonnative fish that returns to the Columbia River by the millions each year has been i… Read More

President Joe Biden announced a $1.75 trillion "framework" on Oct. 28 for a 10-year budget bill that includes $555 billion for energy tax credits, supply chain development, "resilience" and federal procurement of energy technologies. A House committee released bill text, but Speaker Nancy Pe… Read More