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News about energy and natural resources in the Pacific Northwest

Preliminary Analysis of Generating Resources


The types of energy resources most likely to be built in the next 20 years are natural gas, wind, and solar. Geothermal, hydropower, and biomass are also commercially available, but are expected to play a more limited role. Read more.

Upcoming Meetings

FEB 25 : Demand Response Meeting

FEB 26 : Generating Resources Advisory Committee

FEB 26 : RTF Implementers Group

FEB 26 : System Analysis Advisory Committee

MAR 4 : Ocean and Plume Science Management Forum

MAR 10-11 : Council Meeting, Eugene

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Objectives Process Continues with NOAA as Partner

At the Council’s February meeting, Barry Thom, deputy regional administrator for NOAA Fisheries, laid out a four-step process for what he described as a conceptual approach for developing goals for listed and unlisted Columbia River Basin salmon and steelhead.

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Scenario Analysis Begins

The process of comparing scenarios for the Seventh Power Plan will help in understanding the costs of reducing power system carbon emissions, the impact of carbon costs on energy efficiency and renewable resource development, and the potential value of storage technologies.

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Goose Island Terns Consumed Fewer Fish in 2014

“Focusing on avian predation is the single most important and cost-effective thing we can do to reduce the impacts on endangered species of fish.”

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