Stories tagged: energy
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 …
UPDATED: Mon., July 10, 2017, 9:28 p.m.
Coal-fired power stations are responsible for the most pollution in Europe, with Britain among the top polluters, the European Union says.
Mon., July 10, 2017, 7:41 a.m.
German prosecutors say they’ve opened an investigation into employees of Porsche, which is a unit of Volkswagen AG, and an American subsidiary over the possible manipulation of diesel emissions.
Fri., July 7, 2017, 12:27 p.m.
Tesla says it will build the world’s largest lithium-ion battery in southern Australia, part of a bid to solve an energy crisis that has led to ongoing blackouts across the …
Tue., July 4, 2017, 11:08 a.m.
Pennsylvania’s moribund drilling industry, which has struggled with persistently low prices and a dearth of infrastructure to get its product to market, is showing signs of life.
Mon., July 3, 2017, 11:35 a.m.
The staff of a state regulator says Puget Sound Energy’s request to charge customers more for electricity should be rejected.
Mon., June 26, 2017, 9:51 a.m.
The world’s biggest coal users – China, the United States and India – have boosted coal mining in 2017, in an abrupt departure from last year’s record global decline for …
Thu., June 22, 2017, 11:52 a.m.
On Thursday, 19 Democratic senators sent President Donald Trump a letter urging him to direct the Energy Department to conduct an analysis of Russia’s capability to hack into and disrupt …
Wed., June 14, 2017, 8:12 a.m.
Consumer prices declined in May, reflecting a big drop in energy prices and smaller declines in a number of other areas. It was the second monthly decline in the past …
Mon., June 12, 2017, 1:15 p.m.
The state’s largest solar power project will be built on former Hanford Nuclear Reservation land near Richland.
UPDATED: Mon., June 12, 2017, 10:39 a.m.
Researchers have discovered a troubling breed of power grid-wrecking software, saying in a report published Monday that the program was very likely responsible for a brief blackout in Ukraine late …
Wed., June 7, 2017, 1:05 p.m.
State officials have approved an Idaho utility company’s plan to close a coal-fired power plant in Nevada about 10 years sooner than planned and raise monthly bills for customers.
Wed., June 7, 2017, 8:57 a.m.
President Donald Trump says withdrawing from a global climate change agreement will boost the U.S. economy, but existing market forces have had far more of an effect on the fossil …
Wed., May 24, 2017, 8:38 a.m.
OPEC and its allies came one step closer to agreeing to extend their oil supply deal after a ministerial committee recommended another nine months of cuts.
Tue., May 23, 2017, 11:11 a.m.
A big chunk of downtown Portland is without power because of a fire in an underground vault.
Fri., May 19, 2017, 8:09 a.m.
OPEC may get its members to agree to continue to tamp down oil production, but it will be a Pyrrhic victory. The biggest threat to the 13-member group’s dominance has …
Sun., May 14, 2017, 5:19 p.m.
Portland General Electric has suspended its effort to get permits for two new natural gas-fired power plants in eastern Oregon.
Wed., May 10, 2017, 11:11 a.m.
Libya’s national oil company says oil production in the violence-plagued country has exceeded 800,000 barrels a day for the first time since 2014.
Wed., May 10, 2017, 9:26 a.m.
Tesla will soon begin selling solar roof tiles.
UPDATED: Mon., May 8, 2017, 6:11 p.m.
Liberty Lake-based Itron Inc. has acquired a privately held company that provides software, hardware and services to electric utilities implementing demand response and energy efficiency programs. The cash transaction is …
Wed., May 3, 2017, 11:51 a.m.
The Port Arthur refinery in Texas is North America’s largest oil refinery, and as of this week Saudi Arabia controls all of it. With the stroke of a proverbial pen, …
UPDATED: Fri., April 28, 2017, 8:31 p.m.
A new environmental study says a coal-export terminal proposed in southwest Washington would have major impacts on local communities, access to tribal fishing sites and rail safety.
UPDATED: Fri., April 28, 2017, 2:42 p.m.
President Donald Trump has signed an executive order that could open large parts of the Pacific, Arctic and Atlantic oceans to new oil and gas drilling, creating yet another clash …
Thu., April 13, 2017, 8:59 p.m.
The Trump administration has hit the pause button on an Obama-era regulation aimed at limiting the dumping of toxic metals such as arsenic and mercury by the nation’s power plants …
Sun., April 9, 2017, 7:17 a.m.
A volunteer group of Pullman Avista customers saw their power consumption decline by 9.3 percent after they were given high-tech thermostats.
Fri., April 7, 2017, 8:40 a.m.
Oil jumped as the U.S. cruise-missile attack against Syria roiled global financial markets.
UPDATED: Wed., April 5, 2017, 10:50 p.m.
When a freight train derailed in the Montana town of Culbertson, spilling 27,000 gallons of crude oil, investigators blamed the 2015 accident on defective or missing fasteners used to hold …
Wed., April 5, 2017, 8:35 a.m.
Two Democratic U.S. senators want the chief of the Army Corps of Engineers to explain the agency’s decision-making that ultimately paved the way for completion of the disputed Dakota Access …