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Tuesday, October 22, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Flying drones that generate power from wind get backing from EON

Technology that uses flying drones to generate electricity from the wind is getting a boost from the Germany utility EON SE, which is backing a test project that may show …


Fishing groups seek Atlantic wind farm delay

Commercial fishing companies, trade groups and three fishing-based municipalities are seeking to delay a proposed wind energy project in the Atlantic Ocean.


1st U.S. offshore wind farm to begin production within days

There has been a hiccup at the nation’s first offshore wind farm as it prepares to start delivering power.


Montana power storage project gets positive review from feds

A central Montana power storage project that would act as a giant battery to supplement electricity from wind turbines and other sources has received a favorable review from federal regulators.


Microsoft enters 20-year deal for Texas wind power

HOUSTON — It takes a lot of energy to store all the data 1 billion people and 20 million businesses plug into their computers, phones, tablets and gadgets. So as …


Feeling the wind’s worth

OAKESDALE, Wash. – Even five years ago, putting up 58 turbines to harvest the wind gusting across the rolling hills of the Palouse in northern Whitman County wouldn’t have made …


Wind farm stirs breeze for ailing town

OAKESDALE, Wash. – This farming town south of Spokane, population 420, has suffered through the slump of other rural communities across America. A restaurant bought out by a California developer …


Construction starts on wind farm

A $210 million wind farm to be built south of Spokane this summer will include 58 windmills and generate power for about 30,000 Northwest homes. Boston-based First Wind marked the …


Wind power helps keep Maryhill Museum in business

Wind turbines help the Maryhill Museum of Art host eclectic exhibits as diverse as Native American basketry, French fashion, and sculptures and sketches by Auguste Rodin. The museum south of …


Wind, hydro operations create balancing act for regulators

One of the conundrums of wind energy is that the wind doesn’t blow constantly. In the Northwest, most wind farms operate at about 30 percent capacity, which means backup electrical …


W. Washington wind farm canceled due to seabird

Energy Northwest and four southwest Washington utilities have canceled the Radar Ridge wind power project, which had been proposed as the first major wind farm in Western Washington.


Wind energy innovations use new shapes, places for turbines

LOS ANGELES – Wind turbines are getting really big – some with blades as long as a football field – and more powerful, often generating 50 times more electricity than …


Avista to buy wind power from Palouse project

Avista will buy power from the proposed Palouse Wind project in Whitman County, the company said today.


Wind power in Northwest could see huge increase

PORTLAND — Northwest wind power could more than double by 2025, possibly causing problems for managing the transmission grid, according to a new study. Wind turbines now operating or under …


Oregon homes draw energy with state-of-the-art mills

ASHLAND, Ore. – The wind that blows across the Grizzly Peak foothills northeast of Ashland is strong enough that Interstate 5 drivers feel it buffeting their cars. Three neighbors near …


Avista wants to expand program

Avista Utilities is asking the Idaho Public Utilities Commission to allow an increase in the size of customer-owned power generation projects that qualify for the company’s net metering program. Avista …


Officials vow support for renewable energy in West

PARK CITY, Utah — Cabinet leaders in the Obama administration promised Monday to help Western states develop a robust system for delivering renewable energy.


Wind power may not be so abundant, study warns

WASHINGTON – The wind, a favorite power source of the green energy movement, seems to be dying down across the United States. And the cause, ironically, may be global warming …


Winds of change blowing in Idaho

BOISE – Idaho has so much wind that tumbleweeds pile up along its fence lines and windsurfers careen across its lakes. Yet the 13th-windiest state in the nation lags in …