SPOKANE, WA – Cold weather requires a lot of adjustments. Close the windows. Get out the sweaters. Nestle into the warm socks. Many of these are aimed at keeping the electricity bill from going through the ceiling. Northwest utilities are paying out a lot of money to get their customers to use less power as winter weather sets in. So far, electricity companies say their conservation efforts are paying off.
COEUR D’ALENE, ID - Conservationists are touting a proposed fertilizer plant near American Falls, Idaho as a national model. A Pennsylvania energy company has agreed to significantly reduce carbon monoxide emissions from the coal-powered facility. The state has responded with an air quality permit.