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NCW’s Energy Future – What Is The ‘Thin Green Line’? Part 2

Continuing our series looking at the Thin Green Line and the role the Pacific Northwest is and will play in America’s energy future.

In Part 1, we looked at shifts away from coal towards cheaper, more abundant oil and natural gas. And so due to the shrinking domestic market, coal companies want to send their fossil fuels to markets in Asia; to do so they need ports and terminals along the west coast.…

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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.…

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Higher Electricity Use During Cold Winter Beefs Up Chelan PUD Revenue

First quarter reports are in for the Chelan County PUD and they show millions more coming into the utility’s coffers than expected. That’s largely due to the region’s cold winter, with households turning up the thermostat and using more energy. Dan Langager reports on where that extra revenue might go.…

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Chelan-Douglas Counties’ Energy Future – A Chat with Ross Macfarlane

When talking about energy in North Central Washington, and specifically Chelan and Douglas Counties, the conversation can largely begin and end with hydro-power from local dams. Two groups are working to widen that discussion – Climate Conversations of North Central Washington and Climate Solutions, based in Seattle. At an event this Sunday in Wenatchee, Senior Advisor for Climate Solutions Ross McFarlane will discuss clean energy in Chelan and Douglas counties into the future.
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