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A U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposal on March 23 to list northern long-eared bats as endangered could delay wind energy projects east of the Rocky Mountains. The status of the bats is deteriorating due to white-nose syndrome. Wind projects with Habitat Conservation Plans to mitigate the… Read More

Former BPA Administrator and Chelan County PUD GM Steve Wright came on NewsData's Energy West podcast to talk about how much the Northwest power industry is changing and where it's headed. Wright retired from Chelan PUD at the end of December. This is an abridged transcript of his conversati… Read More

The shoulder season continues with California natural gas prices trending higher and additions being made to storage, but Western power prices ended trading lower this week with softer demand. Read More

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

A White House blog entry that detailed recent consultations with tribes and discussions with stakeholders led by the Council on Environmental Quality garnered varied reactions from those involved in a long-standing lawsuit over operations at Columbia Basin dams and their impacts to salmon. Read More

President Joe Biden on March 31 invoked the Defense Production Act to spur expanded domestic mining and processing of critical minerals needed to produce batteries for electric vehicles and energy storage. Meanwhile, Biden ordered release of 180 million barrels of oil from the Strategic Petr… Read More