Plaintiffs in the lawsuit over dams in the Columbia River Basin are asking the court to order federal agencies to spill more water over the dams this spring to help threatened and endangered fish.
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Engineers at Oregon State have created a free, open-source computer program that can determine a stream or river’s potential as an energy source.
A renewable energy project in Portland has cities across the globe taking a closer look at their water pipes. It's a hydropower system that draws power from drinking water as it makes its way to the tap.
The longstanding legal battle over maintaining dams and salmon in the Columbia River is back in court this week. On Tuesday, a new judge will hear arguments on the Obama administration's latest salmon plan.
Water supply forecasts are looking bleak for many Northwest rivers this year. Managers say that means the region will generate less hydropower.
As any skier will attest, it’s been a bad year for snow. What’s that mean for the rest of us?
New reports say that Northwest states have the capacity to transition almost completely from fossil fuels to renewables in just 15 years - and that doing so would provide a significant economic boost.
Portland-based Lucid Energy has rounded up $600,000 from an Israeli crowd-funding group called OurCrowd.
As utilities are knocking out the dams across the Northwest, several federal agencies are investigating the potential for developing new hydropower at existing facilities across the country. The announcement from the Obama administration about grants for hydropower projects in the Northwest reminded me of a report that came out earlier this year listing 192 sites across the country that have ...
The Obama Administration is spending almost $17 million on grants for research and development projects that could make hydropower more efficient, less expensive and more sustainable.
I just had another talk with Michael Milstein at the BPA about the question of how much spill is too much for salmon. He reiterated a key point in the dilemma of having too much water in the Columbia. Namely, that BPA is not making money off the hydropower it's generating now. And in some cases, it's costing them money ...
An intriguing question has come up in the power struggle between hydropower and wind energy in the Northwest: