Two energy facilities planned for northeastern Oregon will be the focus of discussion at the next Oregon Energy Facility Siting Council meeting on Friday, December 14 in The Dalles. The public meeting begins at 8:30 a.m. at the Discovery Center, 5000 Discovery Drive.
Utility-scale solar electric facilities are the hot new thing in Oregon, and many existing wind farms are taking steps to “repower” older turbines by using longer blades. Those are two reasons why the Facility Siting Division at the Oregon Department of Energy now has a record 15 projects under review!
Last week, the U.S. Global Change Research Program released volume two of the Fourth National Climate Assessment. The technical, scientific report assesses the impacts of climate change on the United States – from how climate change will affect different people and regions across the country, to how the country is adapting to effects already underway.
We often talk about energy efficiency and weatherization with a broad perspective – describing various program requirements or cumulative statewide energy savings. But it’s worth remembering that these programs make meaningful improvements to people’s lives, where families save energy and money, have an easier time paying their energy bills, improve the value of their homes, and are more comfortable.
On our latest episode of Grounded, we’re talkin’ trash in Southern Oregon at Rogue Disposal & Recycling. Community & Government Affairs Manager Laura Leebrick and Drycreek Landfill President Lee Fortier share how the company is turning waste into useable energy.
Details about Oregon’s electricity-generating resources, comparisons of how the state’s energy use tracks with population and economic indicators, and how Oregonians heat their homes are just some of the topics covered in the Oregon Department of Energy’s recently published Biennial Energy Report.