Oregon Department of Energy Publishes Inventory of Renewable Natural Gas Potential in the State

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.

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Plug In: Oregon Department of Energy Invites Oregonians to Celebrate National Drive Electric Week

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.

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Gresham Wastewater Treatment Plant First Oregon Facility to be Certified for Thermal Renewable Energy Certificates

The Oregon Department of Energy today announced that the City of Gresham Wastewater Treatment Plant is the state’s first facility to be certified as eligible to earn renewable energy certificates for producing thermal energy.

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Grounded Podcast: Gresham Powers Through the FOG

On our latest episode of Grounded, Alan Johnston, Senior Engineer for the City of Gresham Wastewater Treatment Plant, talks about the plant’s operations (everybody poops!), and how they’ve implemented energy projects onsite that end up producing more electricity than the plant can even use. From renewable solar power to energy and heat from fats, oils, and grease, Gresham is walking the talk when it comes to sustainability.

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When The Rubber Hits the Road

Summer is the time for road-trips. At the Oregon Department of Energy, that means hitting the state’s highways and byways to connect with Oregonians. We enjoy getting out of the office and talking to Oregonians about the projects we’re working on. And as a result, our projects get better by having you involved.

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Energy Facility Siting Council To Meet August 23-24 In Boardman

A request for an amendment to the Golden Hills Wind Project in Sherman County – a facility that is approved but not yet constructed – will be the main topic of discussion at the next Oregon Energy Facility Siting Council meeting on August 23-24 in Boardman.

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Oregon Department of Energy Experts to Talk Hanford Cleanup at OMSI Science Pub on August 2

The Hanford Nuclear Site, from the early days of the Manhattan Project to today’s ongoing environmental cleanup, will be the topic of the OMSI Science Pub in Portland on August 2. Ken Niles and Jeff Burright, nuclear experts from the Oregon Department of Energy, are the featured speakers.

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Zelenka Brings Impressive Background To Energy Department

Energy – in Oregon and beyond – has a big impact on our environment. The space where they interact is where Alan Zelenka likes to work. He’s spent half of his life in the energy business, all the while being a staunch protector of Oregon’s natural resources. Zelenka is the new Assistant Director for Planning and Innovation at the Oregon Department of Energy.

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Public Comment Sought on Jordan Cove Energy Project’s Request for Exemption

The Oregon Department of Energy today announced that it is seeking public comments on a request from the Jordan Cove Energy Project for an exemption from the requirement to obtain a state-issued certificate to generate electricity.

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Energy Facility Siting Council To Meet June 29 In Salem

Rulemaking projects related to carbon dioxide emissions and solar photovoltaic facilities will be the main topics of discussion at the next Oregon Energy Facility Siting Council meeting on Friday, June 29 in Salem.

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Go Electric Oregon: State Launches New Website to Support Electric Vehicle Revolution

A coalition of Oregon state agencies today launched a new website designed to help Oregonians access information about all-electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles. GoElectric.Oregon.gov offers an overview of the benefits of electric cars and fleets along with an introduction to state and local programs and initiatives that support plug-in automotive technology.

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