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Council Spotlight

News about energy and natural resources in the Pacific Northwest


Building Energy Efficiency from the Ground Up


A host of new codes and standards are set to affect loads and energy efficiency acquisition in the region. Read more

Upcoming Meetings

MAR 11-12 : Council Meeting, Portland

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NOAA Reports Average or Better Juvenile Salmon and Steelhead Survival in 2013

Survival of juvenile spring/summer Chinook salmon in 2013 in the Columbia and Snake rivers was above average and survival of juvenile steelhead was about equal to the long-term average, NOAA Fisheries, the federal fisheries agency, reported to the Council in February.

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Regional Generating Resources: What's Changed Since 1995?

A large increase in energy, a modest increase in peaking capacity from new generating resources, and diminished capability from existing hydro generation.

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Council's Fish and Wildlife Program Benefits Oregon Chub, Proposed for Delisting

The Council’s Columbia River Basin Fish and Wildlife Program has a small but important role in a proposal to remove Oregon chub from the federal endangered species list, the first fish that would be delisted because it is considered recovered. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposed to delist the species on February 4.

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