Preparing for Cascadia: Fueling Communities From the Ocean?

The Pacific Northwest Region’s fuel infrastructure will be destroyed in the aftermath of a 9.0 Cascadia earthquake and tsunami. The Oregon Department of Energy’s role is to work with the federal government, the military, and the petroleum industry to establish new temporary bulk fuel supply chains to ensure adequate fuel supplies are provided to the state’s public safety agencies tasked with saving and sustaining lives, and restoring critical lifelines and services.

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Energy Facility Siting Council to Meet August 22-23 in Boardman

Oregon’s Energy Facility Siting Council will meet next on August 22-23, 2019 in Boardman. The public meeting begins Thursday at 3 p.m. at the Port of Morrow Riverfront Center, 2 Marine Drive NE. The meeting resumes on Friday at 8:30 a.m.

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Oregon Department of Energy Announces $1.25 Million in Grants for Renewable Energy Projects Across the State

The Oregon Department of Energy announced today six recipients of $1.25 million in Renewable Energy Development Grant funds. The RED Grant program supports Oregon businesses, nonprofits, and organizations investing in renewable energy systems that use biomass, solar, geothermal, hydroelectric, wind, landfill gas, biogas, wave, tidal, or ocean energy to produce electricity.

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Governor Brown Signs Zero-Emissions Target Bill Into Law

We were excited to hear that Governor Brown signed Senate Bill 1044 – Oregon’s zero-emission vehicle target bill – into law earlier this week. The bill marks another step forward for Oregon’s climate goals and for reducing greenhouse gas emissions from the transportation sector.

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More Than 300 Oregonians Attend Hearings For Proposed Boardman to Hemingway Transmission Line

It’s always nice when we hear from fellow Oregonians – and see new corners of our beautiful state along the way. A handful of Oregon Department of Energy staff – along with the all-volunteer Energy Facility Siting Council – got to do just that in late June at public hearings on the draft proposed order of the planned Boardman to Hemingway Transmission Line.

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Oregon Department of Energy Launches Guidebook for Local Energy Resilience

The Oregon Department of Energy today announced a new resilience resource for small and medium electric utilities. The Oregon Guidebook for Local Energy Resilience identifies incremental actions electric utilities can take today so they are better prepared in the event of a major emergency, and provides additional guidance to improve overall community energy resilience.

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Oregon Hanford Cleanup Board to Hold Public Meeting July 15-16 in Troutdale

The Oregon Hanford Cleanup Board will hold a two-day public meeting on July 15-16, 2019 at 234 SW Kendall Ct. in Troutdale. The meeting will begin at 1 p.m. on Monday and reconvene at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, with an opportunity for public comment each day.

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June 2019 Newsletter

In our June 2019 newsletter, we’re talking about ODOE’s 2019-21 budget, the latest in Home Energy Scoring, and what’s happening across our agency.

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Energy Facility Siting Council to Meet June 27 in Boardman

The Montague Wind Power Facility, currently under construction in Gilliam County, will be the focus of discussion at the Oregon Energy Facility Siting Council meeting June 27 in Boardman. The public meeting begins at 2 p.m. at the Port of Morrow Riverfront Center, 2 Marine Drive NE.

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Q&A With an Oregon Home Energy Assessor

Laura Klement, owner of business Enerstructa in the Columbia River Gorge, is passionate about sustainability and energy. She conducts home energy assessments and issues scores in Portland, the Gorge, and beyond. We sat down with her to learn more about life as an Oregon home energy assessor.

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Oregon Department of Energy to Hold Five Public Hearings for Proposed Boardman to Hemingway Transmission Line

The Oregon Department of Energy and the Energy Facility Siting Council will hold a series of public hearings on the Draft Proposed Order for the Boardman to Hemingway Transmission Line in Eastern Oregon this month.

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