In another setback to Montana's coal industry, a state district court judge ruled that the Montana Department of Environmental Quality ignored state law in 2015 when it approved an expansion of the Rosebud coal mine, and that the state's Board of Environmental Review erroneously upheld the a… Read More

Talen Energy President Alex Hernandez will now also be CEO, the company said in a Nov. 3 press release, and will continue to serve on the board of directors. As CEO, Hernandez will oversee the company's transition away from fossil fuel-fired generation into what Talen describes as a renewabl… Read More

Nicole Hughes, executive director of regional renewables advocate Renewable Northwest, responds to a recent opinion piece in Clearing Up by Benton County PUD GM Rick Dunn. Hughes says Dunn's column is based in part on a divide between wind generation and existing hydropower, and on Oregon an… Read More

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

Scott Coe—a public-power leader who started under the Greatest Generation, rose to leadership among boomers, and has led organizations with boomers, millennials and maybe even zoomers—joins Matthew Scroettnig. Read more

An agreement pausing litigation over the Columbia River System Operations for nine months could also—under average water conditions—reduce electric generation from the Columbia Basin's federal hydroelectric dams next year by 45 aMW, but BPA doesn't plan to charge customers for the cost of ad… Read More

Portland General Electric reported on Oct. 29 a net income of $50 million, or 56 cents per diluted share, for the third quarter of 2021, a sharp turn away from the $17 million loss, 19 cents per diluted share, the utility reported in the third quarter of 2020 after recording energy trading losses. Read More

Oil and gas industry groups reacted cautiously to the Biden administration's sweeping proposal to limit methane emissions from new and existing facilities. Meanwhile, the nominations of Willie Phillips to FERC and Charles Sams to head the National Park Service advanced out of the Senate Ener… Read More