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Power Council analysis: 2020 Carbon Dioxide Emissions From Northwest Power Plants Were Lowest In Decades - 01/24/22

2020 Carbon Dioxide Emissions From Northwest Power Plants Were Lowest In Decades

https://www.nwcouncil.org/news/2020-carbon-dioxide-emissions-northwest-power-plants-were-lowest-decades

In 2020, carbon dioxide emissions from Pacific Northwest power plants that burn coal and natural gas totaled 45.64 million metric tons, the lowest in at least 25 years and a roughly 20-percent decline from emissions in 2019.

 

Comments Question Assumptions About Power System Reliability In Draft Power Plan

https://www.nwcouncil.org/news/comments-question-assumptions-about-power-system-reliability-draft-power-plan.

As the Council moves toward finalizing the 2021 Northwest Power Plan in the next month or two after a nearly four-year effort, the discussion at the January meeting focused on several issues that received a lot of attention during the public comment period on the draft plan late last year. Among these, the issue that attracted the most concern was whether the recommendations in the plan will assure that the region’s electricity supply remains adequate and reliable.

 

Washington and Montana Members Will Lead Council In 2022

https://www.nwcouncil.org/news/washingon-and-montana-members-will-lead-council-2022

At its January meeting, the Council elected Guy Norman, a Washington member, Chair and Doug Grob, a Montana member, vice chair for 2022.