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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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New State Plan Outlines Steps for Reducing Energy Burden, Improving Energy Efficiency

Oregon Housing and Community Services, Oregon Department of Energy, and the Oregon Public Utility Commission today announced the publication of an initial 10-year plan to reduce energy burden and improve energy efficiency in affordable housing across the state. The plan, which is accompanied by an interactive assessment of energy use in affordable housing, provides recommended steps for Oregon to reduce the energy burden on low-income households.

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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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Oregon Global Warming Commission Publishes Biennial Report to the Legislature

The effects of climate change, predicted over the last three decades, are now arriving in Oregon, challenging Oregon communities, businesses, and households, and heralded by the wildfire smoke that has choked Oregon towns from Ashland to Sisters to Portland over the last two years.

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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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New Report Focuses on Oregon's Changing Energy Landscape

Details about Oregon’s electricity-generating resources, comparisons of how the state’s energy use tracks with population and economic indicators, and how Oregonians heat their homes are just some of the topics covered in the Oregon Department of Energy’s recently published Biennial Energy Report.

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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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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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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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