Energy in the News

Oregon Wave Energy Test Site Rebranded as PacWave
U.S. Department of Energy, September 14, 2018

Oregon wind developer contemplates super-tall turbines
Pete Danko in the Portland Business Journal, September 14, 2018

Senators tout Oregon projects in energy, water spending bill
KTVZ on September 13, 2018

Suzanne Bonamici gets $105 million for marine power research at OSU
Jeff Manning in The Oregonian, September 14, 2018

California Sets Goal of 100 Percent Clean Electric Power by 2045
Camila Domonoske in OPB, September 10, 2018

US court dismisses industry challenge to Oregon fuel standards
Brian Scheid in S&P Global, September 7, 2018

How Oregon Works: State's utility line workers among nation's highest paid
Pete Danko in the Portland Business Journal, September 6, 2018

Controversial Hanford cleanup plan needs more hearings, say U.S. senators
Annette Cary in the Tri-City Herald, September 6, 2018

Oregon regulators put PacifiCorp coal on the hot seat
Pete Danko in the Portland Business Journal, September 6, 2018

You've Heard of Outsourced Jobs, but Outsourced Pollution? It's Real, and Tough to Tally Up
Brad Plumer in the New York Times, September 4, 2018

'Zero energy,' countless benefits
Lucy Kleiner in Lake Oswego Review, September 5, 2018

Energy company pitches biofuel plant
Courtney Vaughn in Portland Tribune, September 4, 2018

Cities Sign Up To Zero-Carbon Buildings By 2030
Mike Scott in Forbes, September 5, 2018

Western grid integration, back in Oregon, fails again in California
Pete Danko in the Portland Business Journal, September 4, 2018

U.S. Energy-related CO2 emissions fell slightly in 2017
U.S. Energy Information Administration, September 5, 2018

The Oregon Department of Energy Recommends Denying Jordan Cove Liquefied Natural Gas Project an Exemption
Nigel Jacquiss in the Willamette Week, September 1, 2018

Idaho Power has enough power supply to last through 2026
Xavier Ward in Idaho Press, August 31, 2018

Second Hanford radioactive tunnel collapse expected. And it could be more severe
Annette Cary in the Tri-City Herald, August 28, 2018

Smart meter readings are a valid 'warrantless search,' court rules
Robert Walton in Utility Dive, August 21, 2018

Oregon utility regulators want more say on climate, cost equity issues
Pete Danko in the Portland Business Journal, August 24, 2018

Caucus discusses impacts of carbon reduction on coastal communities
Claire Withycombe in the Portland Tribune, August 23, 2018

How the Energy Trust of Oregon Helps Cannabis Cultivators Improve Energy Efficiency
Melissa Schiller in Cannabis Business Times, August 20, 2018

State tells Hanford 'no.' Stabilizing the radioactive waste tunnel must wait
Annette Cary in the Tri-City Herald, August 13, 2018

EPUD Becomes First Electric Utility To Capitalize On The Oregon Clean Fuels Program
Alec Cowan in KLCC, August 14, 2018

An offer utilities can't refuse: the low cost of utility-scale solar 
Herman K. Trabish in Utility Dive, August 9, 2018

Oregon State University -- busy as beavers
Stuart Reitz in the Argus Observer, August 12, 2018

OSU-Cascades wants to produce as much energy as it uses
Jackson Hogan in The Bulletin, August 10, 2018

Stalled E. Oregon gas-fired power plant seeks more time
Pete Danko in the Portland Business Journal, August 10, 2018

Tillamook Row aiming for net zero
Josh Kulla in the Daily Journal of Commerce, August 9, 2018

Oregon Supreme Court approves tax to fund state EV rebates
Catherine Morehouse in UtilityDive, August 7, 2018

Wind turbine sparks grass fire
Jade McDowell in the East Oregonian, August 3, 2018

Hanford contractor official accused of fraud will pay $124,000
Annette Cary in the Tri-City Herald, August 6, 2018

Power Worth Less Than Zero Spreads as Green Energy Floods the Grid
Jesper Starn in Bloomberg, August 6, 2018

The Floor for Ultra-Low Solar Bids? $14 per Megawatt-Hour
Emma Foehringer Merchant in Greentech Media, August 2, 2018

Windmill fire spreads to 2,000 acres near Arlington
KGW Staff, August 2, 2018

U.S. coal shipments reach their lowest levels in years
U.S. Energy Information Administration, August 3, 2018

Oregon Supreme Court ruling clears way for electric-vehicle rebates
Pete Danko in the Portland Business Journal, August 2, 2018

Portland's Avangrid Renewables embarks on a green balancing act
Pete Danko in the Portland Business Journal, August 1, 2018

New program on energy upgrades discussed
James Day in the Corvallis Gazette-Times, July 31, 2018

Should big corporations pay for clean energy? Portland voters will decide.
Kate Yoder in Grist, July 30, 2018

Community solar can address renewables accessibility gap, report finds
Catherine Morehouse in UtilityDive, July 31, 2018

Klamath Cogeneration: Two forms of energy from one source
Caroline Cabral in Herald & News, July 31, 2018

Columbia River Treaty Negotiators Ask For Patience Ahead Of Further Talks
Tom Banse in OPB, July 30, 2018

DOE rolls out $2B loan guarantee program for renewable energy on tribal lands
Peter Maloney in UtilityDive, July 19, 2018

Jefferson County's first utility-scale solar project goes live
Kathleen McLaughlin in The Bulletin, July 20, 2018

PacifiCorp argues to keep coal study confidential
Pete Danko in the Portland Business Journal, July 23, 2018

Feds push for low-cost commercial treatment of Hanford waste. State has concerns
Annette Cary in the Tri-City Herald, July 23, 2018

PacifiCorp ready to roll with $3B wind expansion after Idaho backs plan
Pete Danko in the Portland Business Journal, July 23, 2018

Solar May Never Power Your EV, But You Can Still Drive on Sunshine
Jack Stewart in Wired, July 21, 2018

Invenergy joins Pacific Power in 100-MW Facebook solar deal
Renewables Now, July 20, 2018

Jefferson County's first utility-scale solar project goes live
Kathleen McLaughlin in The Bulletin, July 20, 2018

New Bethlehem Inn shelter powered by clean energy
KTVZ, July 19, 2018

Facebook To Power Oregon Data Center With 437 Megawatts of Solar Power
Joshua S. Hill in Clean Technica, July 20, 2018

Feds say it can't wait. High-risk radioactive Hanford tunnel needs filling now
Annette Cary in the Tri-City Herald, July 16, 2018

Oregon electric utility regulation under a microscope
Pete Danko in the Portland Business Journal, July 17, 2018

Solar projects in Utah, Oregon to power Facebook data centers
Associated Press in The Salt Lake Tribune, July 19, 2018

When it comes to Hanford's toxic pollution, a fence just isn't enough, Oregon group says
Annette Cary in the Tri-City Herald, July 17, 2018

PGE -- and ratepayers -- off the hook for $130M cost overruns on Boardman plant
Pete Danko in the Portland Business Journal, July 18, 2018

Wind generators' cost declines reflect technology improvements and siting decisions
U.S. Energy Information Administration, July 12, 2018

Energy Storage Making Headway In California And Paving Way For Other States
Ken Silverstein in Forbes, July 13, 2018

Bend conference brings renewable energy optimism
Mike Allen in KTVZ, July 14, 2018

Landowners continue resistance against proposed LNG pipeline
Georgia Lawson in News 10, July 12, 2018

Wind Turbines to See 'Unprecedented' Growth in Size and Capacity
Emma Foehringer Merchant in Greentech  Media, July 16, 2018

Oregon Is Planning a Large Building of EV Charging Infrastructure
Skip Descant in GovTech, July 12, 2018

Berkeley lab turns out comprehensive estimate of efficiency cost -- and it's cheap
Robert Walton in Utility Dive, July 7, 2018

How Montana wind could help power Pacific Northwest cities
Pete Danko in the Portland Business Journal, July 10, 2018

Despite renewables gains, gas leads new U.S. generation
Robert Walton in Utility Dive, July 8, 2018

More Hanford nuclear waste tanks at risk of leaking
Annette Cary in Tri-City Herald, July 1, 2018

Innovation Is Making Lithium-Ion Batteries Harder To Recycle
Jeff McMahon in Forbes, July 1, 2018

Solar rules raise potential for controversy
Mateusz Perkowski in Capital Press, July 2, 2018

Feds hope this third plan for Hanford radioactive waste will do the trick
Annette Cary in Tri-City Herald, July 2, 2018

Let the sun shine in: New materials could help turn buildings into power plants
Peter Maloney in Utility Dive, July 2, 2018

OSU buys land for wave power project
Corvallis Gazette-Times, June 29, 2018

OSU buys land for wave power project
Corvallis Gazette-Times, June 29, 2018

$50M Oregon wave test center locks down shoreside parcel, gets new name
Pete Danko in the Portland Business Journal, June 29, 2018

New report highlights six state programs that are transforming clean-energy markets
Michelle Froese in Windpower Engineering, June 28, 2018

Warned 30 years ago, global warming "is in our living room"
Seth Borenstein and Nicky Forster in AP News, June 18, 2018

Solar developer David Brown, investor Allen Alley launching 'Opportunity Zone' fund
Pete Danko in the Portland Business Journal, June 25, 2018

EIA expects 2018 gasoline prices have peaked
U.S. Energy Information Administration, June 27, 2018

EIA study examines the role of high-voltage power lines in integrating renewables
U.S. Energy Information Administration, June 28, 2018

Renewable Northwest names successor to Shimshak
Pete Danko in the Portland Business Journal, June 26, 2018

Audit: Public Utility Commission could strengthen oversight of Energy Trust costs
Claire Withycombe in the Portland Tribune, June 28, 2018

Developers step forward with visions for redesigned EWEB steam plant in Eugene
Elon Glucklich in Register Guard, June 28, 2018

Oregon State Agencies Launch New EV Resource
Betsy Lillian in NGT News, June 21, 2018

Go electric: State launches website to promote EVs
Steve Law in Portland Tribune, June 20, 2018

As Nuclear Struggles, A New Generation Of Engineers Is Motivated By Climate Change
Jeff Brady in OPB, June 15, 2018

Car Buyers Rank Fuel Economy as a Top Priority
Reuven Sussman in ACEEE, June 12, 2018

Some of Hanford's deadliest waste is finally on the move
Annette Cary in the Tri-City Herald, June 13, 2018

Solar power, struggling to fit in on Oregon farmland, turns to bees
Pete Danko in Portland Business Journal, June 11, 2018

Billions in U.S. solar projects shelved after Trump panel tariff
Nichola Groom in Reuters, June 6, 2018

NuScale 'breakthrough' could allow 20% uprate of small nukes
Robert Walton in UtilityDive, June 11, 2018

University lands USDA grant for renewable energy development
George Plaven in Capital Press, June 5, 2018

Ruling provides new rationale for blocking Oregon solar project
Mateusz Perkowski in Capital Press, June 1, 2018

Wildfire burns 2,800 acres of Hanford nuclear reservation
Annette Cary in the Tri-City Herald, June 4, 2018

Despite shutdowns, Richland nuclear plant ranked top performer after all
Annette Cary in the Tri-City Herald, June 1, 2018