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News about energy and natural resources in the Pacific Northwest

Modeling for Next Northwest Power Plan Indicates Revolutionary Changes in the Future Power Supply


In addition to the many challenges of the pandemic, 2020 was a year that the results of modeling for the Council’s next Northwest power plan predicted an energy future that is distinctly different than the past. Read more.

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MAY 4-5 : Council Meeting via webinar

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Coronavirus update: Due to the coronavirus, the Council will continue holding all meetings virtually until further notice. The work of the Council and the RTF will continue remotely, and we encourage people to join our meetings and engage with our staff and members by phone and webinar and email. We will update this as more information becomes available.

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Kokanee Rebound in Lake Pend Oreille

Lake Pend Oreille fishing has never been better, thanks to Idaho's successful predator management. Read more.


Solar Power is Emerging as a Major Source of Supply for the Future, Council Planning Suggests

Low cost and carbon-reduction policies favor renewable resources, particularly solar, for the future power supply. Read more.


The Little Fish with an Outsized History

The 2021 harvest totals reflect a strong sport fishing showing, a one-day opportunity during the pandemic. Read more.

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Norman Elected Council Vice Chair

Guy Norman was elected vice chair at the April meeting, replacing Bo Downen, a Montana member who is leaving the Council at the end of this month. Read more.