The Northwest Power and Conservation Council

Integrating energy and the environment in the Columbia River Basin

Next Council meeting: Feb 14-15, Council Meeting, Portland
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Northwest Carbon Footprint Is Low and Getting Lower
The electricity sector is the primary source of carbon dioxide emissions in the U.S., followed closely by the transportation sector. Together, they account for close to 70 percent of the nation’s emissions.

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Northwest Carbon Footprint Is Low and Getting Lower
The electricity sector is the primary source of carbon dioxide emissions in the U.S., followed closely by the transportation sector. Together, they account for close to 70 percent of the nation’s emissions.


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Flat Loads
For Northwest utilities, income from power sales and the rates charged per kilowatt-hour grew by more than 3 percent per year over the last 10 years, but customer bills grew just 1 percent per year thanks largely to warm weather and energy efficiency, both of which reduce demand for power.

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Flat Loads
For Northwest utilities, income from power sales and the rates charged per kilowatt-hour grew by more than 3 percent per year over the last 10 years, but customer bills grew just 1 percent per year thanks largely to warm weather and energy efficiency, both of which reduce demand for power.




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Energy Efficiency is the Northwest's second largest resource after hydropower. Read what we're doing to help lead the nation.

Daily Bonneville fish count

Jan 5
Chinook Adult 0
Steelhead 3
Wild Steelhead 3

More fish counts at Fish Passage Center

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