The Oregon Department of Energy will hold a public meeting on October 16 in Portland to discuss the U.S. Department of Energy’s proposal to reclassify high-level radioactive waste at the Hanford Nuclear Site in Washington. The public meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Eliot Center at the First Unitarian Church in Portland (1226 SW Salmon St.).
The Oregon Global Warming Commission will meet Tuesday, October 16, 2018 in Portland. Registration will begin at 12:15 p.m., and the public meeting will be held from 12:30 to 4 p.m. in the Skybridge Room at Two World Trade Center, 121 SW Salmon St.
For the twelfth year in a row, Oregon ranks in the top 10 of the most energy efficient states in the country, according to the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy. ACEEE’s 2018 scorecard ranks Oregon at No. 7.
In this month’s ODOE newsletter, we’re talking Renewable Natural Gas, the latest on the proposed Jordan Cove Energy Project, a wrap-up of Drive Electric Week, an October full of public meetings, and more.
Earlier this week, ODOE Natural Resources Specialist Tom Sicilia demonstrated why leaking tank waste and other contaminated sites at Hanford pose such a threat to the area’s groundwater — and ultimately the mighty Columbia.
The Oregon Department of Energy today announced a new inventory report of biogas and renewable natural gas potential in Oregon. RNG is a lower carbon fuel produced using methane from long-term waste streams like wastewater, agricultural manure, landfill waste, food waste, and residual material from forest and agricultural harvests.
It’s National Drive Electric Week, and the Oregon Department of Energy wants Oregonians to know that now is a great time to go electric. From September 8-16, we’re celebrating zero emissions with plenty of torque, widespread availability of plug-in all-electric and hybrid vehicles, and an expanding network of charging infrastructure to support EV adoption.
At the Oregon Department of Energy, we’re involved in emergency preparedness planning year round. This includes planning for disasters in our state and/or possible disruptions to our fuel systems. We know how important it is to be ready for tough times.