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News about energy and natural resources in the Pacific Northwest

Adding Renewable Energy to the Power Supply Will Challenge Planners to Maintain Reliability


The power supply will have to be carefully managed to ensure it remains adequate and reliable as we rely increasingly on sunshine and wind to power our homes and businesses. Read more.

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NOVEMBER 16-17: 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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As Summers Heat Up, a Plan to Provide Cold-Water Refuges for Fish in the Columbia and Lower Snake Rivers is Ready to Be Implemented

Summers in the Northwest have been getting hotter over time; combined with dam impoundments, this is bad news for migrating salmon and steelhead. Read more.


Public Hearings on Draft Power Plan End, But Public Comment Period Continues

Comments will continue to be accepted through November 19, both online and at the Council's next meeting, on November 17. Read more.