Steve Ernst

Editor - Clearing Up


Steve began covering energy policy and resource development in the Pacific Northwest in 1999. He’s been editor of Clearing Up since 2003, and has been a fellow at the Institute for Journalism and Natural Resources and University of Texas.

Puget Sound Energy will file its draft 2021 integrated resource plan on Jan. 4, but the 20-year planning document is already proving to be unpopular. Neither environmental groups, nor the utility, seem to be satisfied with the results. A storm of opposition is brewing to it, like the one Portland General Electric faced four years ago when it proposed a new natural gas plant.

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