The Northwest Power and Conservation Council

Integrating energy and the environment in the Columbia River Basin

Next Council meeting: Feb 13-14, Council Meeting, Portland
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What's the Least-cost Way to Lower Northwest Carbon Emissions From the Power System?
The most cost-effective way to reduce carbon emissions from the power system is to replace coal generation with a combination of energy efficiency, renewable resources, and natural gas projects. And carbon pricing would be more effective than renewable standards in achieving decarbonization.

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What's the Least-cost Way to Lower Northwest Carbon Emissions From the Power System?
The most cost-effective way to reduce carbon emissions from the power system is to replace coal generation with a combination of energy efficiency, renewable resources, and natural gas projects. And carbon pricing would be more effective than renewable standards in achieving decarbonization.







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Visit our Dam Guide, updated in 2017 using ESRI’s StoryMap tool.

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See our ESRI StoryMap on sturgeon populations in the Columbia River Basin, California and Western Canada.

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

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