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News about energy and natural resources in the Pacific Northwest

2020 Carbon Dioxide Emissions From Northwest Power Plants Were Lowest in Decades


In 2020, carbon dioxide emissions from power plants that burn coal and natural gas were roughly 20 percent lower than in 2019, a Council analysis shows. Read more.

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FEBRUARY 15-16: 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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Remote Sensing Technologies Gather Data in Hard-to-Reach Areas

Sensing technologies have become an important tool in managing the region’s habitat work. Read more.


Comments Question Assumptions About Power System Reliability in Draft Power Plan

The Council's power planning staff and Power Committee are working through the comments and checking assumptions in the draft plan. Read more.


Telling the Story of Hatcheries in the Columbia River Basin

The Council's Hatchery Story Map web tool shares information about the role of hatcheries in mitigation and conservation. Read more.


Washingon and Montana Members Will Lead Council in 2022

At its annual election of officers for the year, the Council chose Guy Norman, Washington, chair and Doug Grob, Montana, vice chair. Read more.