Stories tagged: energy
Wed., May 15, 2019, 5 a.m.
Washington’s new law to establish safer standards on the highly flammable oil trains that pass regularly through Spokane – past hospitals, a high school, a freeway – is likely headed …
Wed., May 8, 2019, 3:38 p.m.
Marathon Petroleum Corp. is merging two of its oil and gas pipeline, transportation and storage operations for $9 billion.
UPDATED: Tue., April 30, 2019, 8:36 p.m.
Avista Corp. filed a request Tuesday with Washington regulators to raise electric and natural gas rates over the next two years.
Tue., April 23, 2019, 5 a.m.
Legislature passes 100% clean energy bill.
Mon., April 22, 2019
In the 2019 legislative session, HEAL translates to a “healthy environment for all.”
Mon., March 18, 2019, 5 p.m.
To find out how batteries work, I decided to visit my friend and materials engineer Min-Kyu Song. He makes batteries in his lab at Washington State University.
UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 11, 2019, 6:30 p.m.
One way to boost coal in the U.S.: Find a spot near a mine with no access to oil or natural gas pipelines, where it’s not particularly windy and it’s …
Sun., Oct. 28, 2018, 5 a.m.
Rob Curley: How one defining moment in Avista CEO Scott Morris’ life helped him work through another – the proposed sale to Hydro One
Scott Morris is the CEO of Avista as it heads directly into one of the biggest and more important moments in the iconic Spokane company’s 128-year history: its pending $5.3 …
Sat., Sept. 29, 2018, 2:40 p.m.
The Department of Energy has been cleared to immediately begin stabilizing a tunnel containing highly radioactive waste that is at risk of collapse.
UPDATED: Wed., July 18, 2018, 6:52 p.m.
A state energy council on Tuesday, in a 5-1 vote, backed the permitting of a solar project that would spread across more than 200 acres of farmland in Kittitas County.
Tue., June 26, 2018, 2:15 p.m.
The Senate on Monday approved a $145 billion spending bill to fund the Energy Department and veterans’ programs for the next budget year.
Fri., May 25, 2018, 12:28 p.m.
Cannabis growers looking to save money can start by looking at their lighting.
Tue., May 15, 2018, 2:20 p.m.
Environmental groups and three Montana landowners sued Tuesday to cancel hundreds of recent oil and gas lease sales, saying the U.S. government’s leasing of public lands is skyrocketing without understanding …
Sun., April 1, 2018, 9:07 a.m.
Stymied by state regulators, a renewable energy company seeking to build one of the nation’s longest power lines across a large swath of the Midwest has turned to a prominent …
Mon., March 5, 2018, 10:20 a.m.
Carl Borgquist wants to spend more than $1 billion to transform a remote butte fringed by pine trees into a giant water battery. Borgquist is betting this technology — called …
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 9, 2018, 7:33 a.m.
Testifying before Senate committee, heads of NW energy companies say region major player in future of energy
Philip Mezey, president and CEO of Liberty Lake-based energy and resource management giant Itron, spoke before a full committee hearing on energy infrastructure Thursday.
UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 28, 2017, 9:20 p.m.
Plunging temperatures across half the country on Thursday underscored a stark reality for low-income Americans who rely on heating aid: Their dollars aren’t going to go as far this winter …
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 30, 2017, 9:44 p.m.
Workers on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in Washington state have finished cleaning up one of the nation’s most contaminated radioactive waste sites, the U.S. Department of Energy said Thursday.
Wed., Nov. 22, 2017, 9:18 a.m.
A United Nations report says the world’s least developed countries need access to electricity if they are to break out of poverty.
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 8, 2017, 10 p.m.
The congresswoman said in an interview before the legislation passed Wednesday the goal is to increase access to renewable energy by making it easier to build and re-license dams.
Fri., Oct. 13, 2017, 10:27 a.m.
U.S. consumer prices rose 0.5 percent in September, the largest increase in eight months. The result reflects another big jump in energy prices in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, which …
Wed., Sept. 13, 2017, 7:59 a.m.
China plans to promote use of ethanol in gasoline nationwide by 2020, joining the United States, Brazil and other governments that use blended fuel to curb emissions and fossil fuel …
Tue., Sept. 12, 2017, 7:44 a.m.
OPEC and its allies are discussing extending by more than three months the oil production cuts that expire in March 2018, potentially prolonging them well into the second half of …
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 22, 2017, 9:41 a.m.
The Trump administration has rejected a coal industry push to issue a rarely used emergency order protecting coal-fired power plants. One executive says the decision breaks a personal promise from …
Mon., Aug. 21, 2017, 7:42 a.m.
Total agreed to buy the oil and gas unit of A.P. Moller-Maersk, the French company’s biggest acquisition since 1999 and another sign of the accelerating pace of energy deals after …
Wed., Aug. 9, 2017, 10:18 a.m.
Astoria, Ore., has added itself to the list of cities opposed to the Vancouver Energy oil terminal.
Tue., July 18, 2017, 7:38 a.m.
Ecuador has dealt a blow to OPEC unity by announcing it will start raising oil production this month, arguing it needs the money.
Tue., July 11, 2017, 9:39 a.m.
The land-use group 1000 Friends of Oregon is trying to block a large solar farm planned for prime agricultural land outside Medford.
Tue., July 11, 2017, 8:46 a.m.
Edmonds, Washington, has pledged to have clean, renewable energy powering its homes, offices and other buildings by 2025.
UPDATED: Mon., July 10, 2017, 9:01 p.m.
For months, Sen. Maria Cantwell has been warning in letters to the Trump administration and colleagues that Congress needs to do more to keep the nation’s energy supply safe from …