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SAN FRANCISCO – Northern California officials urged residents to leave homes in the hills, secure backyard furniture and other loose items and have an evacuation plan ready ahead of powerful winds that could lead to widespread electricity outages and leave more than 1 million people in the dark.
BOISE – The U.S. Department of Energy on Friday awarded a Utah energy cooperative about $1.4 billion to help build a dozen small nuclear reactors in eastern Idaho.
BOISE – The resurgence of interest in nuclear power as a clean energy source could be boosted by emphasizing how it would help humanity, the chairwoman of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission said Wednesday.
U.S. officials have for the first time approved a design for a small commercial nuclear reactor, and a Utah energy cooperative wants to build 12 of them in Idaho.
Daimler AG on Wednesday unveiled the new version of its Mercedes-Benz S-Class luxury sedan, the company's most important model and one it hopes will generate fat profits to help the Stuttgart-based automaker through the COVID-19 recession and wrenching structural changes to the auto industry.
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The Trump Administration wants to change the definition of a showerhead to let more water flow, addressing a pet peeve of the president who complains he isn't getting wet enough.
The Idaho Public Utilities Commission is holding a virtual public hearing Wednesday to obtain input for Avista Utilities' long-term electric resource plan.
BERLIN – The U.N. nuclear agency says slightly elevated levels of radioactivity that have been detected in northern Europe pose no risk to human health or to the environment but it’s still unclear what the cause was.
Those who receive sewer and solid waste services from Spokane County will not be charged late fees, interest or other penalties until September after commissioners approved a three-month suspension.
A combination of rebates and economic incentives could reduce water use in the city by up to 5% through 2030. But the plan doesn’t include greater regulatory steps, like increased base pricing for heavy users and irrigation restrictions that would help during drought conditions conservation representatives say.
Some service providers are anticipating that when temporary measures protecting tenants from evictions expire, organizations will see an influx of indebted people needing help with basic necessities like groceries.
The Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission issued a 2-1 ruling Friday that prevents the utility from charging its customers $3.2 million in additional power costs after a coal plant in Montana failed emissions testing in summer 2018.
The Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission is holding a meeting for Frontier Communications customers to share feedback about the company’s proposed sale to Wave Division Capital and Northwest Fiber LLC.
Spokane City Councilwoman Candace Mumm asked that the measure be delayed until February to give delinquent payers another chance to settle with City Hall. Meanwhile, one of the largest outstanding debts is entangled in a lawsuit alleging unlawful water charges on the West Plains.
The $450,000 write-off would apply to 174 ratepayers who the city says it would have trouble collecting money from. The debts were accrued between 1999 and 2013, coinciding with the last major update to the city’s software tracking utility payments.
The region’s 133,000 customers of the public utility will see their monthly energy bills drop 1% this winter, according to a news release from the public utility commission.
Avista Corp. has reached a partial settlement in its request to increase electric and natural gas rates, an agreement that would help fund costs associated with the eventual closure of the Colstrip power plant in Montana.
Avista’s natural gas customers will see a nearly 15% rate increase, on average, following a rate adjustment approval by the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission.
Avista Utilities has reached a settlement with stakeholders in a rate case that could reduce electric service rates for Idaho customers.