Stories tagged: energy
Sun., Dec. 22, 2019
As we plan for our region’s energy needs, it is our right and responsibility to make our voices heard now.
Wed., Oct. 9, 2019
Land-based turbines are rising by the thousands across America, from the remote Texas plains to farm towns of Iowa. And the U.S. wind boom now is expanding offshore, with big …
Mon., Oct. 7, 2019
While Gov. Jay Inslee’s emphasis on combating climate change has helped the state land at the No. 10 spot on the list last year, the ranking represented a slight fall …
Wed., May 29, 2019
Activist shareholders used Exxon Mobil’s annual meeting to renew their accusations that the company is failing to confront a future that may include stricter regulations to limit climate change caused …
Wed., May 15, 2019
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
Marathon Petroleum Corp. is merging two of its oil and gas pipeline, transportation and storage operations for $9 billion.
UPDATED: Tue., April 30, 2019
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Cannabis growers looking to save money can start by looking at their lighting.
Tue., May 15, 2018
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Astoria, Ore., has added itself to the list of cities opposed to the Vancouver Energy oil terminal.