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NCW’s Energy Future – What Is The ‘Thin Green Line’? Part 1

America’s energy landscape is undergoing seismic shifts – sometimes literally. Although North Central Washington’s hydropower remains a staple, more solar, wind and hydrogen is coming on board.

For other parts of the country, new technologies have made shale oil and natural gas extraction cheaper and easier than coal. So those coal companies need a way to export their products to new markets in Asia.

That’s the topic of a talk coming to Wenatchee Valley College this Thursday called “The Thin Green Line.” What is it and what does it mean for energy in the Pacific Northwest and beyond? Dan Langager reports in part one of our two-part series.



Photos: Sightline Institute


  1. William layman on February 4, 2019 at 11:12 am

    What a excellent interview. Dan you seemed very well prepared. I plan to attend Eric De Place’s talk on Thursday.

  2. Joan Qazi on February 4, 2019 at 1:17 pm

    Great preview for Thursday’s presentation on WVC campus. This is such an important issue for our region. Thanks for doing this Dan!

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