Energy in the News

Oregon Restricts Solar Development on Prime Farmland
Cassandra Profita in OPB, May 23, 2019

EWEB secures new 40-year operating license for Carmen-Smith
Christian Hill in the Register-Guard, May 22, 2019

Finding New Opportunity For Old Coal-Fired Power Plant Sites
Jeff Brady in OPB, May 23, 2019

Hard Charging
Amy Milshtein in Oregon Business, May 20, 2019

Oregon’s Oldest Large Wind Farm Could Get Tech Upgrade
Courtney Flatt in OPB, May 15, 2019

Renewable energy ownership: A game plan for utilities
Brian R. Murphy in UtilityDive, May 22, 2019

US Surpasses 2 Million Solar Installations as Industry Looks to ‘Dominate’ the 2020s
Emma Foehringer Merchant in Greentech Media, May 9, 2019

New battery storage technology connected to California power grid
Rob Nikolewski in The San Diego Union-Tribune, May 6, 2019

Congress taking a serious look at taxing miles driven
David Lightman in The News Tribune, May 7, 2019

This company says the future of nuclear energy is smaller, cheaper and safer
Jeff Brady in NPR, May 8, 2019

Feds approve giant ‘battery’ in Southern Oregon
Pete Danko in the Portland Business Journal, April 30, 2019

Port of Morrow helps transport massive turbine blades
Jayati Ramakrishnan in the East Oregonian, April 16, 2019

Avista Utilities unveils goal to achieve 100 percent clean energy by 2045
The Lewiston Tribune, April 19, 2019

Untangling the complexities of cap and trade as Oregon lawmakers craft economy-shifting law
Dylan Darling in the Register Guard, April 20, 2019

Daimler will convert Portland factory to make electric trucks
Mike Rogoway in The Oregonian, April 24, 2019

Oregon’s Air is Getting Worse, According to American Lung Association
Kristian Foden-Vencil in OPB, April 24, 2019

Google Maps adds live EV charger information
Jason Plautz in Utility Dive, April 24, 2019

PacifiCorp moves closer to early coal retirements, seeing $248M savings
Pete Danko in the Portland Business Journal, April 25, 2019

Oregon directs utilities to show plans for accelerating transportation electrification
Robert Walton in Utility Dive, April 25, 2019

Homeowner avoided ‘energy guzzlers’ for more efficient options, and it’s paying off
Lorie Konish in CNBC, April 22, 2019

Idaho Power claims one of the lowest-priced solar deals at 2.2 cents/kWh
Robert Walton in Utility Dive, April 4, 2019

Feds lay out conditions needed for Jordan Cove project go ahead
Dylan Darling in the Register Guard, April 2, 2019

Oregon rooftop solar rebate advances, faces funding hurdle
Pete Danko in the Portland Business Journal, April 2, 2019

New Thermal Battery Could Be A “Game Changer” For Storing Renewable Energy
Natalie Parletta in Forbes, April 3, 2019

Plenty of Natural Gas to Go Around — it Just Needs a Market
Darrell Proctor in Power Mag, April 1, 2019

Feds release analysis of Coos Bay gas export terminal and pipeline
Ted Sickinger in The Oregonian, March 30, 2019

FPL building world’s largest solar-storage combo facility in Florida
Power Engineering Editors in Renewable Energy World, March 29, 2019

NextEra Energy Continues to Bet Big on Battery Storage
Matthew DiLallo in The Motley Fool, March 30, 2019

Manure is big business at Oregon’s largest dairy with conversion to natural gas
Tracy Loew in the Salem Statesman Journal, March 31, 2019

Controversial Southern Oregon Energy Project Clears Big Hurdle
Liam Moriarty in OPB, March 29, 2019

Morrow County energy project will bring surge of funding to schools
Jayati Ramakrishnan in the East Oregonian, March 20, 2019

Governor Brown supports bill creating new climate agency
Ted Sickinger in The Oregonian, March 21, 2019

Oregon Cap and Trade Bill Sees Big Changes
Dirk VanderHart in OPB, March 25, 2019

Puerto Rico passes its own Green New Deal to try and make the island completely powered by renewable energy in 30 years and banning coal mines within a decade
Chris Dyer for Daily Mail, March 26, 2019

‘Coal is on the way out’: study finds fossil fuel now pricier than solar or wind
Oliver Milman in The Guardian, March 25, 2019

Skinner Hanford budget proposal criticized for not making ‘meaningful progress’ on cleanup
Annette Cary in the Tri-City Herald, March 27, 2019

Climate change fears spur investment in carbon capture technology
Leslie Hook in the Portland Business Journal, March 25, 2019

Jordan Cove addresses permitting delays
Nicholas A. Johnson in The World, March 27, 2019

Oregon carbon cap bill now includes fuel-cost rebates, fewer exemptions
Tracy Loew in Salem Statesman Journal, March 25, 2019

Idaho Power aims to end use of coal and natural gas — a ‘big deal,’ conservationist says
Rocky Barker in Idaho Statesman, March 26, 2019

Energy secretary calls the cost of cleanup at the Hanford, Washington site “shocking”
Annette Cary in Tri-City Herald, March 27, 2019

Trump Administration Dims Rule on Energy Efficient Lightbulbs
Jeff Brady in OPB, March 26, 2019

So what did California do with that $1.4 billion in cap-and-trade money?
Nathanael Johnson in Grist, March 27, 2019

From Walmart To Google, Companies Teaming Up To Buy More Solar And Wind Power
Camila Domonoske in OPB, March 28, 2019

Central Oregon site eyed for 320-acre solar farm
Jason Chaney in the Portland Tribune, March 29, 2019

Idaho Power First NW Utility to Commit to Entirely “Clean” Grid
Eric Tegethoff in Public News Service, March 27, 2019

City of Talent paves the way for more solar energy initiatives in the Rogue Valley
Rayvan Vares in KOBI news, March 26, 2019

Carbon bill revised with nod to rural Oregonians
Aubrey Weiber in the Portland Tribune, March 26, 2019

A Senate Bill Would Reclassify an Oregon Garbage Incinerator as a Renewable Energy Plant
Nigel Jaquiss in Willamette Week, March 26, 2019

Efficiency leads 2019 energy job growth prospects
Robert Walton in Utility Dive, March 7, 2019

Oil and gas advertising spree signals industry’s dilemma
Anjli Raval and Leslie Hook in Portland Business Journal, March 6, 2019

Part of Oregon’s pot tax could go to help natural resource agencies
Tracy Loew in the Salem Statesman Journal, March 4, 2019

Methane in the atmosphere is surging, and that’s got scientist worried
Julia Rosen in Los Angeles Times, March 2, 2019

EOCI cuts $300K in energy use
Phil Wright in the East Oregonian, February 23, 2019

As More Electric Cars Arrive, What’s The Future For Gas-Powered Engines?
Camila Domonoske in OPB, February 28, 2019

Richland nuclear plant kept under order to heat the frigid Northwest
Annette Cary in the Tri-City Herald, February 28, 2019

‘My roof is cleared, house is warm now where can I help’: Oakridge community bands together after snowstorm
Morgan Romero in KGW, February 28, 2019

‘Everybody’s run out of food’: Oakridge residents without power for 3 days after massive snowstorm
Morgan Romero in KGW, February 27, 2019

PGE project will combine wind, solar and batteries in Morrow County
Jayati Ramakrishnan and Phil Wright in the East Oregonian, February 13, 2019

PGE unveils one-of-a-kind renewable project with partner NextEra
Pete Danko in the Portland Business Journal, February 13, 2019

Oregon solar jobs slide for second straight year
Pete Danko in the Portland Business Journal, February 12, 2019

SunPower begins panel production at former SolarWorld plant in Hillsboro
Pete Danko in the Portland Business Journal, February 7, 2019

Clean Energy: Catching and releasing Oregon waves for power
Bob Sack in the Lake Oswego Review, February 14, 2019

PGE will spend $160 million on massive renewable energy project in Eastern Oregon
Mike Rogoway in The Oregonian, February 13, 2019

Tens of thousands weigh in on Jordan Cove LNG terminal and pipeline permit
Ted Sickinger in The Oregonian, February 6, 2019

Cypress Creek backs clean energy project in Klamath schools
Herald & News, February 3, 2019

Here’s how much California is spending to put electric cars on the road
Rob Nikolewski in the San Diego Union-Tribune, February 3, 2019