Energy in the News

Portland General Electric: smart grid investments
Jules Rogers in the Portland Tribune, November 17, 2017

B2H project gets approval
Observer staff, November 17, 2017

Portland to begin requiring energy scores for homes before they hit the market
Fox 12 Staff, November 16, 2017

BLM approves 300-mile transmission line
George Plaven in the East Oregonian, November 17, 2017

BLM gives final OK on B2H route
Larry Meyer in the Argus Observer, November 19, 2017

OSU unveils Marine Studies design
Bennett Hall in the Corvallis Gazette-Times, November 15, 2017

Portland home sellers must get energy audit
Steve Law in the Portland Tribune, November 14, 2017

Hanford workers finish stabilizing collapsed tunnel
The Associated Press in The Oregonian, November 14, 2017

CPUC: California utilities could hit 50% renewables by 2020
Robert Walton in UtilityDive, November 15, 2017

Oceans may Host Next Wave of Renewable Energy
Jeff Brady on NPR, November 15, 2017

As feds focus on baseload, grid modernization is sweeping the nation
Herman K. Trabish in Utility Dive, November 14, 2017

Unique Portland system converts wood waste into energy
Rick Arnett in the Daily Journal of Commerce, November 10, 2017

Willow Lake Wastewater Treatment plant reduces waste
Beth Casper in the Statesman Journal, November 10, 2017

Solar farm powers up north of Medford
Damian Mann in the Mail Tribune, November 8, 2017

How much energy do those programs save? New tool aims to track and boost efficiency
Robert Walton in Utility Dive, November 8, 2017

Oregon greens cheer Brown’s orders on energy efficient buildings, electric vehicles
Pete Danko in the Portland Business Journal, November 7, 2017

Loan to allow Burns community ownership of biomass system
KTVZ.com, November 7, 2017

Energy storage gets a bigger seat at the utility planning table
Peter Maloney in UtilityDive, November 7, 2017

Getting The U.S. To 35 GW Of Energy Storage By 2025
Peter Kelly-Detwiler in Forbes, November 6, 2017

A Hanford first: tank waste to be treated offsite. Could it lead to less costly cleanup?
Annette Cary in the Tri-City Herald, November 4, 2017

Utility rep says transmission line has alternative route farther from Baker City
The Argus Observer, November 3, 2017

PUC hearing draws negative feedback over B2H power line
Larry Meyer in The Argus Observer, November 3, 2017

How Much Energy Does It Take to Grow Marijuana?
Erin Mundahl in Inside Sources, November 3, 2017

Portland General to spend up to $100M for 39 MW of energy storage
Pete Maloney in UtilityDive, November 2, 2017

Growth in plug-in electric vehicles depends on future market conditions
U.S. Energy Information Administration

Budding marijuana sector brings big load growth, efficiency challenges for utilities
Robert Walton in UtilityDive, November 1, 2017

Why PGE wants to do a bunch of new energy storage projects
Pete Danko in the Portland Business Journal, November 1, 2017

Powin’s Latest Deakl Hints at Maturation for Energy Storage Project Financing
Jason Deign in Greentech Media, October 30, 2017

Appeals board rejects solar project on prime Oregon farmland
Pete Danko in the Portland Business Journal, October 31, 2017

Hermiston gas plant devaluation knocks $934,000 off county tax rolls
Phil Wright in the East Oregonian, October 26, 2017

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission regains ability to certificate natural gas pipelines
U.S. Energy Information Administration, October 30, 2017

Coalition rallies support for ‘cap and invest’ bill in Pendleton
George Plaven in the East Oregonian, October 26, 2017

Nuclear waste beats diamonds and Seattle. Hanford project scores international award
Annette Cary in the Tri-City Herald, October 30, 2017

Apple solar farm, Oregon’s biggest, goes live
Pete Danko in the Portland Business Journal, October 30, 2017

Public Utilities Commission to hold hearing on Idaho Power plan in Ontario
East Oregonian, October 30, 2017

Big-time backers revive $2B Columbia River Gorge energy storage project
Pete Danko in the Portland Business Journal, October 26, 2017

Deschutes Brewery tests two wastewater systems
Kyle Spurr in The Bulletin, October 29, 2017

Portland General Electric eyes spending up to $100M on energy storage
Pete Danko in the Portland Business Journal, October 27, 2017

Low-income efficiency programs that work
Annie Gilleo in ACEEE, October 25, 2017

SolarWorld boosts hiring target in comeback bid
Pete Danko in the Portland Business Journal, October 25, 2017

Portland chicken bones, other food scraps could be turned into energy
Steve Law in the Portland Tribune, October 19, 2017

Solar farms coming to Mid-Willamette Valley as part of nearly $1 billion development spree
Jonathan Bach in Statesman Journal, October 19, 2017

Darkness: life in Puerto Rico without electricity
Yochi Dreazen in Vox, October 23, 2017

LED lighting leads region’s energy efficiency improvements
KTVZ.com, October 17, 2017

Oregon State’s blue pigment could cool your home
Keely Chalmers, KGW, October 17, 2017

Oregon natural gas rates to decline this winter
KTVZ, October 12, 2017

Fall Energy Symposium hosted in HR
Hood River News, October 13, 2017

Washington utilities need to consider storage in resource planning, regulators say
Peter Maloney in Utility Dive, October 13, 2017

Financial help available for conservation on Oregon farms, ranches
KTVZ on October 14, 2017

WSU researchers create renewable jet fuel
Jonathan Villanueva in Daily Evergreen, October 16, 2017

Boom in American Liquefied Natural Gas Is Shaking Up the Energy World
Clifford Krauss in The New York Times, October 16, 2017

How to Turn Trash Into Energy in 12 Hours
Jess Shankleman in Bloomberg, October 11, 2017

25% of remaining US coal fleet headed for retirement or conversion, new report says
Peter Maloney in Utility Dive, October 11, 2017

World’s largest nuclear waste melters in place at Hanford
Annette Cary in Tri-City Herald, October 11, 2017

Energy for the planet: Open ocean wind turbines could provide enough electricity to power the entire world
Joseph Frankel in Newsweek, October 10, 2017

Regulators wrestle with PGE, PacifiCorp over billions in new renewables
Pete Danko in the Portland Business Journal, October 12, 2017

Facebook: future Oregon investments hinge on access to green power
Pete Danko in the Portland Business Journal, October 12, 2017

Energy-related carbon dioxide emissions expect to fall in 2017 but rise in 2018
U.S. Energy Information Administration, October 12, 2017

Nuclear Bike Riding? Hanford Takes People on a “Ride The Reactor” Historical Tour
Esmy Jimenez in Northwest Public Radio, October 9, 2017

Canadian company pursuing 350-MW wind farm near Echo
George Plaven in the East Oregonian, October 12, 2017

Capital Power plans 350-MW wind farm in Oregon
Renewables Now, October 11, 2017

Energy for the Planet: Open Ocean Wind Turbines Could Provide Enough Electricity to Power the Entire World
Joseph Frankel in Newsweek, October 10, 2017

Downsizing paying off for EWEB
Christian Hill in the Register-Guard, October 9, 2017

Richland nuclear plant OK’d to ship radioactive waste
Annette Cary in the Tri-City Herald, October 7, 2017

20 years of saving lives, averting disaster near Richland
Annette Cary in the Tri-City Herald, October 5, 2017

States Lead the Way on Energy Efficiency, but How Effective Are They?
Julia Pyper in Greentech Media, October 5, 2017

Sage grouse habitat to see changes
Stephen Hamway in the Bend Bulletin, October 5, 2017

Farmers plug into energy-saving incentives
Brenna Wiegand in Capital Press, October 5, 2017

Will The Grout Filling Hanford’s Tunnel Ever Be Cleaned Up?
Anna King in OPB, October 5, 2017

Renewable natural gas increasingly used to meet part of EPA’s renewable fuel requirements
U.S. Energy Information Administration, October 5, 2017

How DOE’s baseload power rule ‘would blow the market up’
Gavin Bade in UtilityDive, October 2, 2017

Microsoft bets on fuel cells to reinvent power-hungry data centers
The Seattle Times, October 1, 2017

Frustration builds as DOE drags feet on local Hanford board
Annette Cary in the Tri-City Herald, October 2, 2017

Going nuts for solar energy
Jennifer Anderson in the Portland Tribune, October 3, 2017

PGE joins California energy imbalance market
Ted Sickinger in The Oregonian, October 2, 2017

Tour to feature energy-efficient buildings
Emily Hoard in The News-Review, October 1, 2017

Renewable energy investors see opportunity in Puerto Rico’s demolished grid
Valerie Volcovici, Nichola Groom in Reuters, September 30, 2017

Half of Salem sewage plant to be powered by waste gas
Tracy Loew in the Statesman Journal, September 28, 2017

Northwest Researchers Look To A New Biofuel: Seaweed
Courtney Flatt in OPB, September 28, 2017

Updated: DOE proposes cost recovery for baseload generators in new FERC rule
Gavin Bade in UtilityDive, September 29, 2017

Interior Department To Reopen Sage Grouse Protections: Report
Courtney Flatt in OPB, September 28, 2017

Oregon’s biggest solar project, for Apple, nears completion
Pete Danko in the Portland Business Journal, September 21, 2017

The New Economy of Excrement
Chelsea Wald in Scientific American, September 13, 2017

These New Solar Cells Are Modeled After a Fly’s Eye
Molly A. Seltzer in Smithsonian Magazine, September 18, 2017

NW Natural applies to lower gas rates
The Daily Astorian, September 15, 2017

Major Companies Set Carbon-Slashing Goals
Benjamin Hulac in Scientific American, September 18, 2017

Hood River County holds Energy Plan meetings
Hood River News, September 15, 2017

Company maps energy plan for Idaho, Oregon
The Associated Press in The Register Guard, September 17, 2017

Electric Cars May Rule the World’s Roads by 2040
Stephen Leahy in National Geographic, September 13, 2017

Solar farm north of Bend to provide green energy
Jacob Larsen in KTVZ.com, September 14, 2017

Solar panel product follows sun through sky
Caitlin Fowlkes in the Astoria Daily Tidings, September 14, 2017

EPA long-term plans to manage Hanford office in limbo
Annette Cary in the Tri-City Herald, September 12, 2017

The Way We Get Electricity Is About to Change Forever
Tom Randall in Bloomberg, September 13, 2017

How California could remake the Western grid
Pete Danko in the Portland Business Journal, September 13, 2017

Apple Inc.’s massive Oregon wind farm breaks ground
Pete Danko in the Portland Business Journal, September 14, 2017

DOE gets another pass on estimating Hanford cleanup costs
Annette Cary in the Tri-City Herald, September 12, 2017

DOE expands SunShot program after hitting original cost goal 3 years early
Krysti Shellenberger in Utility Dive, September 13, 2017

Electric car dream collides with reality on profits
Peter Campbell and Patrick McGee in the Portland Business Journal, September 15, 2017

Are The Car-Sharing and EV Revolutions Leaving Poor People Behind?
Cassandra Profita in OPB, September 15, 2017

Gorge gets challenged to ‘Drive Less’
Patrick Mulvihill in Hood River News, September 12, 2017

Hubbard hazelnut company goes green with solar
Woodburn Independent, September 13, 2017

Why Are Storage Firms Selling Their Project Portfolios?
Jason Deign in Greentech Media, September 11, 2017

Residential solar installations stay strong in Oregon, on pace for record year
Pete Danko in the Portland Business Journal, September 11, 2017

Richland nuclear plant running again after 13 days offline
Annette Cary & Sara Schilling in the Tri-City Herald, September 3, 2017

Scientists Harnessing Power From Hawaii’s Waves
PBS Newshour, September 3, 2017

Oregon hazelnut company celebrates shift to solar power
AP in the Register-Guard, September 2, 2017

NW Hazelnut Company cuts ribbon on first all-solar processing plant in Hubbard
Cooper Green in the Statesman Journal, September 1, 2017

Workshop to drill down on Newberry’s energy potential
Stephen Hamway in The Bulletin, September 1, 2017

Solarize Milwaukie contracts solely with Sunlight Solar Energy
The Clackamas Review, September 2, 2017

Making Communities of Color Part of Ore’s Clean-Energy Future
Public News Service, September 2, 2017

Insurers and energy companies count the cost of Harvey
Portland Business Journal, August 28, 2017

City violating geothermal ordinance; looks at options
Holly Dillemuth in the Herald & News, August 23, 2017

Portland agrees to sell hydroelectric power to PGE for undisclosed amount
Jessica Floum in The Oregonian, August 30, 2017

New path sought for high-voltage transmission lines in Idaho
Keith Ridler in the Idaho Press-Tribune, August 28, 2017

Oregon regulators may deflate PacifiCorp’s $3.5B renewables plan
Pete Danko in the Portland Business Journal, August 31, 2017

Carbon calculus: more states are adding carbon costs to utility planning guidelines
Herman K. Trabish in Utility Dive, August 31, 2017

What to watch in the wake of the DOE grid study
Robert Walton in Utility Dive, August 28, 2017

Citizens speak out against project
Cherise Kaechele in The Observer, August 25, 2017

Wyoming embraces wind energy, and the jobs that come with it
Barry Petersen in CBS, August 4, 2017

Citizens speak out against project
Cherise Kaechele in The Observer, August 25, 2017

Updated: Richland nuclear plant shut down over valve problem
Wendy Culverwell in the Tri-City Herald, August 22, 2017

DOE releases highly anticipated grid study, faults natural gas for baseload retirements
Krysti Shallenberger in Utility Dive, August 23, 2017

Solar-Plus-Storage Poised to Beat Standalone PV Economics by 2020
Julian Spector in Greentech Media, August 22, 2017

Corvallis Airport Now Run By Solar Power
Rachael McDonald on KLCC, August 24, 2017

Planning pays off for eclipse rush
George Plaven in the East Oregonian, August 22, 2017

Behind PGE and PacifiCorp’s EV programs
Pete Danko in the Portland Business Journal, August 24, 2017

Powerful opponent emerges to fight PGE’s EV plan
Pete Danko in the Portland Business Journal, August 24, 2017

Power sector’s response to solar eclipse highlights need for flexible resources
Robert Walton in Utility Dive, August 24, 2017

NREL: Solar-plus-storage could be competitive by 2020
Peter Maloney in Utility Dive, August 24, 2017

Eclipse 2017: Did Oregon really welcome 1 million visitors?
Brad Schmidt in The Oregonian, August 22, 2017

Oregon shines after eclipse
The Oregonian Editorial Board

Eclipse drives Oregon gas prices to highest jump in nation
Joseph Ditzler in The Bulletin, August 22, 2017

Eclipse Not A Problem For NW Solar Power Distribution
Courtney Flatt in OPB, August 21, 2017

States Work To Help Marijuana Industry Reduce Power Costs
Grace Hood in NPR, August 21, 2017

Eclipse watch: Updates on travel, fuel, fire and more
Pamplin Media Group, August 20, 2017

Solar energy generation in Oregon rises markedly
Pete Danko in the Portland Business Journal, April 18, 2017

Officials say there’s enough fuel to go around
NBC on August 18, 2017

Gas prices creep up, local stations busy as eclipse approaches
Ian Campbell in The News-Review, August 18, 2017

12-hour drives to Portland? Earthquakes? Water shortages? Busting Oregon eclipse rumors
Whitney M. Woodworth in Statesman Journal, August 18, 2017

Early solar eclipse arrivals clog roads, gas stations in Central Oregon
Eder Campuzano in The Oregonian, August 16, 2017

Gas shortages, long waits reported at Central Oregon stations
Nate Hanson in KGW, August 17, 2017

Oregon’s eclipse blues: motorists hit mid-valley gas stations; heavy traffic plagues state
Gillian Flaccus in the Democrat-Herald, August 17, 2017

Long lines, dry pumps and high gas prices in Central Oregon
Joseph Ditzler in The Bulletin, August 17, 2017

Eclipse Chasers Are Descending on Oregon
Kate Massinger in Slate, August 15, 2017

Heavy eclipse traffic expected today throughout Central Oregon
KGW News, August 18, 2017

U.S. cities are starting to expand transportation options for low-income residents
Shruti Vaidyanathan in ACEEE, August 10, 2017

Energy Northwest barred from shipping nuclear waste after mislabeled shipment
Wendy Culverwell in the Tri-City Herald, August 11, 2017

19 years later, DOE close to emptying radioactive waste from first tank farm
Annette Cary in the Tri-City Herald, August 10, 2017

Next step at Newberry may be one of world’s hottest wells
KTVZ.com on August 10, 2017

Cold Food, Hot Air
John Fialka in Scientific American, August 18, 2017

Total U.S. energy expenditures in 2015 were the lowest in more than a decade
U.S. Energy Information Administration, August 10, 2017

United States expected to become a net exporter of natural gas this year
U.S. Energy Information Administration, August 9, 2017

TriMet’s electric buses will debut in Beaverton
Pete Danko in the Portland Business Journal, August 10, 2017

Next step at Newberry may be one of world’s hottest wells
KTVZ.com on August 10, 2017

This Summer’s Eclipse Will Sap Solar Panels of Enough Energy to Power Seven Million Homes
Tim Nelson in Architectural Digest, August 9, 2017

Burning greater Portland’s trash for energy ruled out for now
Toby Van Fleet in Metro News, August 9, 2017

Solar Power Does What? 4 Unusual Uses of Photovoltaic Technology
Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy, August 9, 2017

EIA: Solar eclipse will impact almost 2,000 utility-scale solar plants
Robert Walton in Utility Dive, August 9, 2017

Regulators deny gas plant expansion
George Plaven in The Oregonian, August 8, 2017

Sage grouse conservation changes draw mix of praise, alarm
Associated Press in The Oregonian, August 8, 2017

US solar energy grid braces for solar eclipse event
Andrew Craft in Fox News, August 8, 2017

No panic necessary: Eclipse won’t dramatically affect grid stability
Christin Roselund in PV Magazine, August 8, 2017

Radioactive chemicals detected in air at Hanford nuclear site
The Associated Press in The Register-Guard, August 9, 2017

Solar farm near Estacada wins approval
Peter Wong in the Portland Tribune, August 7, 2017

Feds to shift approach on sage grouse
Stephen Hamway in The Bulletin, August 7, 2017

Solar eclipse on August 21 will affect photovoltaic generators across the country
U.S. Energy Information Administration, August 7, 2017

Portland, Multnomah County back big PGE renewable energy buy
Pete Danko in the Portland Business Journal, August 7, 2017

Portland heat wave: Metro area sets summer energy use record
Samantha Matsumoto in The Oregonian, August 5, 2017

What a West Coast Gas Terminal Could Mean for the Rockies
Dan Boyce in Inside Energy, August 4, 2017

PGE Customers Broke Records in Portland Heat Wave, Using Enough Energy on Air Conditioning to Power Nearly Four Cities the Size of Seattle
Sophia June in Willamette Week, August 5, 2017

Region’s AC, fans set records for power use as heat scorched valley
Portland Tribune, August 4, 2017

Death of a nuke build: Summer abandonment leaves ratepayers holding the bag
Peter Maloney in Utility Dive, August 4, 2017

Jacobs agrees to buy CH2M, including Hanford contract
Annette Cary in the Tri-City Herald, August 2, 2017

Richland Nuclear Plant under ‘no touch’ order during heat wave
Annette Cary in the Tri-City Herald, August 2, 2017

Walden tours Oregon Tech energy resources
Holly Dillemuth in Herald & News, August 2, 2017