Energy Facility Siting Council Seeks Volunteer Members to Serve on The Climate Trust Board

Contact:
Cliff Voliva, 503-378-3637
Rachel Wray, 503-689-0294

The Energy Facility Siting Council is recruiting for two volunteers to represent the Council on The Climate Trust Board of Directors. The Climate Trust is an independent, Oregon-based nonprofit organization charged with administering carbon emission offset projects related to energy facilities under EFSC jurisdiction.

The Council appoints three members of The Climate Trust Board; two positions are vacant. The Council’s appointees will serve on The Climate Trust Board of Directors and on the Oregon Offset Committee, which oversees The Trust’s statutory obligations related to fossil fuel-powered energy facilities that must mitigate for their carbon dioxide emissions under the state’s carbon emission standards.

Council-appointed members have the same responsibilities as other TCT board members: they serve for three-year terms and are responsible for ensuring the organization makes sound business decisions, operates in a fiscally responsible manner, and meets its operational goals. Members are expected to participate in quarterly board meetings in Portland and serve on at least one subcommittee.

The Energy Facility Siting Council welcomes applications from Oregonians with experience or interest in energy facility operations, climate change, carbon markets, nonprofit governance and leadership, or budget and risk management.

About the Energy Facility Siting CouncilOregon’s Energy Facility Siting Council is responsible for overseeing the development of large electric generating facilities, high voltage transmission lines, gas pipelines, radioactive waste disposal sites, and other projects. State-level oversight of energy facilities helps ensure that Oregon has an adequate energy supply while protecting Oregon’s environment and public safety. Council members are appointed by the Governor and approved by the Senate. The Council is staffed by the Oregon Department of Energy.

About The Climate Trust: In 1997, The Trust was founded as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization to help new fossil-fueled power plants comply with the Oregon Carbon Dioxide Standard—the nation’s first legislation to curb emissions of carbon dioxide. The Trust was responsible for acquiring carbon offsets and selecting and managing pollution reduction projects on behalf of these utilities.

For more information and to apply: People interested in applying should send a letter of interest and a resume to the Energy Facility Siting Council at energy.siting@oregon.gov by April 10, 2018. The Oregon Department of Energy welcomes your questions. Please contact Todd Cornett at todd.cornett@oregon.gov or 503-378-8328. The Climate Trust website includes additional details about serving on the board.

 

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