Stories tagged: U.S. Department of Energy
Sat., Feb. 11, 2017, 6:39 p.m.
Some technical issues resolved at Hanford vit plant
The U.S. Department of Energy has resolved three key technical issues that have delayed construction on a major Hanford Nuclear Reservation plant.
Thu., May 5, 2016, 5:21 p.m.
GOP states benefiting from shift to wind and solar energy
If there’s a War on Coal, it’s increasingly clear which side is winning. Wind turbines and solar panels accounted for more than two-thirds of all new electric generation capacity added …
Tue., Sept. 9, 2014
Editorial: Hanford resolution a hostage of politics
Death, taxes, and more time to clean up Hanford. Those are the certainties of life in Washington, but the state is pushing back against the latest federal request for permission …
Sat., April 19, 2014
Feds reject state plan for Hanford cleanup
OLYMPIA — Washington rejected the U.S. Energy Department’s latest plan for the cleanup of leaking tanks at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation. The federal government, in turn, rejected the state’s counteroffer, …
Sat., Aug. 31, 2013, 2:48 p.m.
Audit blasts BPA hiring practices
PORTLAND — The U.S. Department of Energy has released a highly critical audit of human resources activities at Bonneville Power Administration, saying the agency’s hiring and promotion practices are ineffective.
Fri., July 13, 2012
Proposal streamlines retrofitting of nongenerating dams
WASHINGTON – The nation could get new electricity from old dams, saving time and money compared to damming new streams, under a bill that passed the House unanimously this week. …
Thu., July 12, 2012, 2:09 p.m.
Congress eyes old dams as new power sources
The nation could get new electricity from old dams, saving time and money compared to damming new streams, under a bill that passed the House unanimously this week. The Hydropower …
Sat., May 12, 2012
UI student will create Columbia treaty model
A University of Idaho student has received a U.S. Department of Energy research fellowship to develop a computer model related to the Columbia River Treaty. Mark Cecchini-Beaver’s computer model will …
Wed., Jan. 11, 2012
Hydropower keeps Idaho emissions low
Idaho residents have relatively small carbon footprints because most of their electricity comes from hydropower, a new study says. Idaho’s rivers generate 80 percent of the electricity used in the …
Tue., May 18, 2010, 5:49 p.m.
Raul Labrador stresses cost-cutting, energy in economic plan
Idaho Republican congressional candidate Raul Labrador on Tuesday unveiled a plan for economic prosperity that leans heavily on the state developing a more robust nuclear power industry and exporting this …
Thu., April 22, 2010, 6:50 a.m.
New Hanford radiation cleanup deadlines proposed
The Department of Energy and its regulators have agreed to new legally binding environmental cleanup deadlines for radioactive waste that has been temporarily buried at central Hanford since 1970.
Mon., March 29, 2010, 8:20 a.m.
Hanford waste stranded by Yucca Mountain decision
The tanks are still there, 177 in all, packed with 53 million gallons of radioactive waste. One million gallons have leached into the desert soil.
Wed., Feb. 24, 2010
Hanford’s risks are large
Even after billions of dollars are spent cleaning up the Hanford Nuclear Reservation, radioactive waste could threaten the Columbia River for thousands of years to come. A government analysis shows …
Tue., Feb. 23, 2010
In brief: Energy Department to discuss Hanford
The cleanup of underground storage tanks at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation will be the topic of a public meeting from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. tonight at the Red Lion …