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Energy and Utilities
An EPA listening session last week was just a precursor to rules expected to emerge next year that would regulate coal-fired power plants.READ MORE 3 COMMENTS
The utility says it's a leader in clean energy, but some want it to kick the coal habit quickly.READ MORE 1 COMMENTS
Conservative lawmakers and others are urging an audit of the results of ordering utilities to use more alternative power sources.READ MORE 20 COMMENTS
The Daily Troll: Inslee promises tunnel restart. Stretched 787 flies. WA small businesses says big companies have cushy tax deal.
Bill could help U.S. ports with Canadian competition. Sound Transit hearts bike commuters. WA place names go musical.READ MORE COMMENT NOW
Guest Opinion: They may be retiring from their positions at Seattle Public Utilities, but the work of Al Dietemann and Carl Woestwin will live on.READ MORE 1 COMMENTS
The easiest, cheapest, most ecologically sound options involve working together to use less water, rather than fighting to grab more.READ MORE 4 COMMENTS
Dry summers and threatened salmon compelled Seattleites to wake up and start saving water.READ MORE 4 COMMENTS
Our water and wastewater systems are among the greatest scientific achievements of the 20th century. But the 20th-century miracle has become a 21st-century migraine.READ MORE 4 COMMENTS
One downtown neighborhood's push to create an urban watershed has helped reduce the toxic runoff fouling Puget Sound.READ MORE 3 COMMENTS
Start with a full-out effort to make buildings energy efficient. Seattle's Preservation Green Lab, part of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, is exploring new ways to retrofit old - and new - structures.READ MORE 7 COMMENTS
Guest Opinion: Environmental campaigner David Ellis writes about a foray into south central British Columbia to look at a pipeline in south central British Columbia where the Canadian government would like to send Alberta oil on its way to the Pacific.READ MORE 1 COMMENTS
Cherry Point has pumped millions into Ferndale, where residents and town officials are (mostly) bullish on coal.READ MORE 8 COMMENTS
Guest Opinion: Armen Stepanian, Fremont legend and the father of Seattle's ubiquitous recycling program, watched this year as the city marked its 25th anniversary. A little too quietly.READ MORE 1 COMMENTS
The withdrawal of Kinder Morgan from plans for coal exports from the Port of St. Helens still leaves other efforts in the works. And the company is hunting for other coal port sites.READ MORE 8 COMMENTS
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Portland: Crowdsourcing for solar
In an innovative move, the City of Portland has turned to crowdsourcing to fund half the cost of a $50,000 solar-panel project on the roof of a local elementary school. The City hopes that Portlanders will step up to support green energy in their city.
Island electricity co-op rescues CenturyLink
During a CenturyLink outage on November 5, Orcas Power & Light Cooperative (OPALCO) stepped up to get services in San Juan County back up and running “in the spirit of of serving our members and helping a fellow utility."
Why Washington could become the next Saudi Arabia
Poised between great fuel reserves and great demand, Washington could easily become the next great fossil fuel distributor.
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