Posts in Energy in Oregon
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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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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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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Grounded Podcast: Portland Poop to Power

Everybody poops. On our latest episode of Grounded, we’re joined by Paul Suto, Engineering Manager with the City of Portland’s Bureau of Environmental Services. BES is working on its “Poop to Power” project, which will convert methane from wastewater treatment processes into renewable natural gas.

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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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