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Benefits from Proposed Energy Projects
Upfront Investment (total of all projects)
Total Economic Output (in PDV)          $6,600,000,000
Employment Earnings (in PDV)            $2,100,000,000
Average Annual Jobs                               14,700

First Year of Operations (total of all projects)
Total Economic Output (in PDV)          $600,000,000
Employment Earnings (in PDV)            $100,000,000
Average Jobs Created in Year 1           2,900

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Radar Ridge Project, WA

STATUS: Prolonged Delay TYPE: Wind OPPOSITION: Audubon Society; Environmentalists PROSPECTS: Indeterminate BACKGROUND: Energy Northwest has proposed the Radar Ridge Project, which would install 32 wind turbines in Pacific County near Naselle.  The project is valued at over $200 million. Construction … Continue reading

Whistling Ridge Wind Project, WA

STATUS: In progress, with opposition TYPE: Wind OPPOSITION: National Park Service; U.S. Forest Service;  Friends of the Gorge, SOSA; Friends of Columbia George PROSPECTS: Indeterminate BACKGROUND: The Whistling Ridge project would consist of up to fifty wind turbines producing a … Continue reading

Shanker’s Bend Hydropower Project, WA

STATUS: In progress, with opposition TYPE: Hydropower OPPOSITION: Hydropower Reform Coalition; The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society PROSPECTS: Likely BACKGROUND: Shankers Bend is a 42-megawatt water storage and hydroelectric project located on the Similkameen River in Okanogan County, Washington. The … Continue reading

Desert Claim Wind Power Project, WA

TYPE:  Wind Power Project STATUS:  In progress, with opposition OPPOSITION:  Kittitas County officials; local residents BACKGROUND:  EnXco wants to build a wind farm on 5,200 acres, north of Ellensburg, Washington. With 95 turbines and 190-megawatts of power generating capacity, Desert Claim … Continue reading

Pacific Mountain Energy Center, Kalama, WA

STATUS: Killed TYPE: Coal OPPOSITION: Sierra Club PROSPECTS: Unlikely BACKGROUND:  In 2006 a consortium of local utilities proposed a 793 megawatt, $1.5 billion integrated gasification combined cycle (IGCC) facility to turn coal, petroleum coke or other feedstock into gas and … Continue reading