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Tensions With Wash. AG May Have Led To EFSEC Chair's Resignation

OPB | Aug. 23, 2017 12:45 p.m. | Vancouver, Washington

Washington Energy Facility Site Evaluation Council chair Bill Lynch announced his resignation recently, after repeated clashes with the state attorney general's office over a proposed oil terminal decision.

Energy | Environment | OPB's Coverage Of The Oregon Solar Eclipse 2017

Eclipse Not A Problem For NW Solar Power Distribution

NWPR/EarthFix | Aug. 21, 2017 4:30 p.m.

While hundreds of thousands of Northwest residents were looking up, power companies were monitoring just how much solar power they lost during Monday’s sky-darkening eclipse.

Energy | News | Transportation

As Chair Steps Down, Energy Council Grants Another Extension For Vancouver Oil Terminal

OPB | Aug. 17, 2017 7:15 p.m.

For the seventh time, a decision on a controversial Vancouver oil terminal has been pushed back. The Washington state energy board now has until November 30 to make a recommendation to Gov. Jay Inslee.

Energy | News | Environment

NW Scientists Make The Case For Spilling More Water Over Dams

OPB/EarthFix | Aug. 16, 2017 4:37 p.m.

On Wednesday, dozens of scientists sent a letter to Northwest lawmakers in Congress. In it, they argue in favor of spilling more water over dams to help fish.

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Rick Perry Visits McNary Dam; Mum On Proposed BPA Sale

East Oregonian | Aug. 15, 2017 8:45 a.m.

U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry was noncommittal Monday when asked about a proposal in the president’s budget to privatize the Bonneville Power Administration transmission grid.

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Trump Administration Takes Key Step To Rolling Back Auto Fuel Standards

NPR | Aug. 14, 2017 2:11 p.m.

The Trump administration has opened a 45-day comment period ahead of proposed changes to existing EPA rules for greenhouse gas emissions for cars and light trucks.

Energy | Technology | World | Science

At CERN, In Search Of Nature's Building Blocks

NPR | Aug. 9, 2017 6:24 a.m.

In a world so divided by cultural and economic warfare, what happens at the European laboratory for particle physics stands out as a celebration of the best we have to offer, says Marcelo Gleiser.

Energy | Nation | Science | Environment

Earthquake Shakes Central Oklahoma, One Of 7 In 28 Hours

NPR | Aug. 3, 2017 6:33 a.m.

An earthquake of preliminary magnitude 4.2 hit Wednesday night. Earthquakes used to be rare in Oklahoma. Scientists say they're linked to the disposal of wastewater from fracking.

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Oregon Could Break Records For Power Consumption During Heat Wave

OPB | Aug. 1, 2017 3:48 p.m.

As more people turn on the air conditioners and fans, electrical equipment struggles to keep up.

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As Oil Prices Predicted To Remain Low, Energy Firms Seek Ways To Adapt

NPR | July 31, 2017 2:24 p.m.

The CEO of Royal Dutch Shell this week said it now expects oil prices to remain low forever. The global oil glut of recent years shows no sign of diminishing. Energy demand has leveled off.