The Northwest Power and Conservation Council approved a proposal by the Spokane Tribe of Indians to continue producing kokanee -- freshwater sockeye salmon -- and releasing the fish into Lake Roosevelt behind Grand Coulee Dam. Kokanee provide a culturally important
The electricity use of data centers, from warehouse-size buildings full of computers that store photos, documents, emails, and other data for companies like Amazon, Microsoft, and Apple, to
June 7 in Seattle, a three-judge panel of the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral arguments in a petition filed by the Northwest Resource Information Center challenging the Council’s Sixth Northwest Power Plan. The Council adopted the plan
The Council this week begins a once-every-five-years process of reviewing the largest regional fish and wildlife program in the nation, one that last year paid for nearly
An assessment by the Council shows that the efficiency of electricity use continues to improve and that the region is on track to meet the Council’s goal to improve efficiency by 1,200 average megawatts in the five years between 2010
In a presentation to the Council today, Portland State University researchers who have been studying the potential for freshwater mussels to take hold in the Columbia River Basin say water chemistry and temperature are sufficient, if not ideal, to support
Members of the Council today elected Bill Bradbury, one of Oregon’s two members, to chair the regional energy planning agency in 2013. Bradbury was vice chair in 2012; the Council elects officers annually.
In just seven years, one of the two coal-fired power plants in the Northwest and one unit at the other will shut down, reducing the region’s power supply by an amount equal to about twice the power demand of Seattle.