Posts in Safety & Resilience
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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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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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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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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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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Oregon Department of Energy to Hold Public Meeting on Hanford High-Level Waste Reclassification Proposal on October 16

The Oregon Department of Energy will hold a public meeting on October 16 in Portland to discuss the U.S. Department of Energy’s proposal to reclassify high-level radioactive waste at the Hanford Nuclear Site in Washington. The public meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Eliot Center at the First Unitarian Church in Portland (1226 SW Salmon St.).

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