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News about energy and natural resources in the Pacific Northwest

Will Shad Become the Northwest’s Premier Fish?


Could American shad, a large member of the herring family, worsen the decline of salmon and eventually displace salmon as the region’s iconic fish? That’s the startling possibility posed in a recent report from the Council’s independent scientists. Read more.

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DECEMBER 14-15: 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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Transforming the Market for Energy-Efficient Products

The Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance, now 25 years old, has improved energy efficiency in the region by 859 average megawatts over its lifetime. Read more.


See Public Comments on Draft 2021 Power Plan

The comment period for the Draft 2021 Power Plan ended November 19. All comments received are now online. Read more.