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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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ODOE Staff Take Part in Annual Hanford Emergency Exercise

Each year, Oregon Department of Energy staff join representatives from Oregon Department of Agriculture, Oregon Health Authority, Oregon State University, and two eastern Oregon counties to participate in the annual Hanford Emergency Exercise to test our emergency preparedness program.

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May 2019 Newsletter

In ODOE’s May newsletter, we’re talking the latest on the 2019 legislative session, developments in building efficiency, approval of the first state-jurisdictional wind facility "repower," and important milestones for the proposed Boardman to Hemingway Transmission Line. Plus, updates from across our agency!

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ZEVIWG Update: Driving Change in Oregon

The Zero Emission Vehicle Interagency Working Group is a coalition of state agencies dedicated to helping Oregon electrify our transportation system. Last week, the group held a public meeting to share updates about Oregon’s progress on getting more people behind the wheel of electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles.

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Energy Facility Siting Council To Meet May 16-17 In Condon

Proposed changes to three wind farms – two in the planning stages and one already operating – will be the main topics on the agenda at the next Oregon Energy Facility Siting Council meeting May 16-17 in Condon. The public meeting begins Thursday at 3:30 p.m. at Hotel Condon, 202 S. Main St.

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Proposed Jordan Cove Project Now Out for Stakeholder Comment

On March 29, 2019, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission released a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Jordan Cove Liquefied Natural Gas export facility and pipeline. FERC will accept public comment on the DEIS until 2 p.m. Pacific time on July 5, 2019.

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March 2019 Newsletter

ODOE’s March newsletter talks about the latest round of Renewable Energy Development Grants, a new Oregon Solar Dashboard, a new Grounded podcast episode, a quick update on the legislative session., and more.

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Energy Facility Siting Council To Meet March 22 In Salem

Two wind farms planned for north central Oregon will be the main topics on the agenda at the next Oregon Energy Facility Siting Council meeting on Friday, March 22 in Salem. The public meeting begins at 8:30 a.m. at the Oregon Department of Energy, 550 Capitol St. NE.

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Energy Facility Siting Council To Meet February 22 In The Dalles

Oregon’s first state-jurisdictional wind farm (approved back in 2001) and a not-yet-built Wasco County wind farm will be the focus of discussion at the next Oregon Energy Facility Siting Council meeting on Friday, February 22 in The Dalles. The public meeting begins at 8:30 a.m. at the Discovery Center.

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ODOE Climate Policy Analyst Lesley Jantarasami to Present at Salem Science Pub

Oregon is already feeling the effects of climate change, from widespread drought to smoky summers. The science behind how climate change is affecting our environment and health will be the topic of conversation at the next Salem Environmental Education Science Pub Night on Tuesday, January 22.

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Oregon Department of Energy Encourages Oregonians to Weigh in on Hanford Nuclear Site Cleanup

The Oregon Department of Energy expressed its concern in an official letter to the U.S. Department of Energy late last month, regarding USDOE’s proposal to offer a new interpretation of what constitutes “high-level radioactive waste” at the Hanford Site and other nuclear cleanup sites across the country.

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10 Resolutions for a Green Revolution

It’s that time of year again to reflect on the past and map out plans toward a better future. This year, while drawing up strategies for a new and improved you, we encourage you to include some resolutions focused on energy efficiency and sustainability… Small changes in our daily routines can go a long way, and collectively, make a powerful difference. To make it easy for you we’ve come up with a list of 10 resolutions you can implement for a greener New Year.

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Energy Facility Siting Council To Meet December 14 In The Dalles

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.

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ODOE’s Siting Division Reviewing A Record 15 Projects

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!

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