Energy | Transportation | News

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 | Environment | News

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.

Water | Politics | local | Environment | Economy | Energy | Nation | Business | News

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.

Energy | Environment | Business | Science

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 | Science | Technology | World

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 | Environment | Science

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.

Communities | Energy | local | News | Nation

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.

Energy | Nation | Business

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.

Energy | Nation | Environment

Environmentalists Provoke Pipeline Workers To Speak Up

NPR | July 27, 2017 3:47 p.m.

As oil and gas pipeline projects increase, and more environmentalists protest, a Pipeliners union wants to make sure it's part of the public conversation.

Energy | Nation | Health | Business | Economy

As Coal Jobs Fade, A Mining County Struggles To Redefine Itself

NPR | July 24, 2017 2:53 p.m.

Somerset County in southwestern Pennsylvania is deep coal country. For years, it's been looking to remake itself. Wind energy and health care may be its future — if it can attract qualified workers.

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