Energy in the News

PGE seeks permit to increase pollution at Carty plant in Boardman
Phil Wright in the East Oregonian, February 20, 2018

‘Smart meters’ coming to Santiam region homes
Justin Much in the Statesman Journal, February 17, 2018

PGE study: low-carbon grid is doable, affordable
Ted Sickinger in The Oregonian, February 17, 2018

PGE to fund electric vehicle programs
Jim Redden in the Portland Tribune, February 20, 2018

EWEB offers clean-energy grants, rebates
The Register-Guard, February 20, 2018

Grant money available for renewable energy projects
DJC Staff in the Daily Journal of Commerce, February 16, 2018

Hanford radioactive contamination grows: 6 workers, 2 offices, 36 vehicles
Annette Cary in the Tri-City Herald, February 14, 2018

Oregon makes $2M grant splash. Tidal & wave fit to apply
Tidal Energy Today, February 14, 2018

Oregon Tech energy center welcomes new director
Herald and News, February 14, 2018

EWEB to discuss ‘smart’ meter opt-in policy at Tuesday public meeting
Christian Hill in the Register Guard, February 4, 2018

Portland could see global warming-related sales tax on fall ballot
Gordon R. Friedman in The Oregonian, February 2, 2018

EIA’s latest Annual Energy Outlook projects rising production, relatively flat consumption
U.S. Energy Information Administration, February 6, 2018

Feds loan $48 million for 6 Oregon solar energy projects
KTVZ.com, February 6, 2018

The future of nuclear power? Think small
Keith Schneider in the Los Angeles Times, February 1, 2018

Radioactive Waste At Hanford Keeps Spreading
Anna King in OPB, January 31, 2018

Bonneville Power outlines its plan to stay competitive
Ted Sickinger in The Oregonian, January 31, 2018

Department of Health concerned about Hanford radioactive contamination spread
Annette Cary in the Tri City Herald, January 31, 2018

White House seeks 72 percent cut to clean energy research, continue focus on fossil fuels
The Oregonian, January 31, 2018

Portland’s Vigor lands $6.5M wave energy contract
Pete Danko in the Portland Business Journal, January 31, 2018

OSU researchers build small, energy-saving tech device
KTVZ, January 22, 2018

Companies Are Riding the Renewable Energy Wave But Skipping Other Energy-Saving Measures
Ken Silverstein in Forbes, January 22, 2018

10 trends shaping the power sector in 2018
Gavin Bade in Utility Dive, January 22, 2018

Federal commission confirms EUC’s authority to build Wheatridge transmission line
Jade McDowell in the East Oregonian, January 19, 2018

2017 was among the planet’s hottest years on record, government scientists report
Washington Post in The Oregonian, January 18, 2018

Apple says it will put more money into Central Oregon data centers
Portland Tribune, January 17, 2018

Wind And Solar Energies Could Peter Out If Transmission Grid Is Not Expanded
Ken Silverstein in Forbes, January 17, 2018

Power Companies Got a Tax Cut. Will Your Bill Reflect It?
Ben Casselman, Jim Tankersley, and Brad Plumer in The New York Times, January 9, 2018

Company, regulators at odds over battery storage plan
Keith Ridler in The Register-Guard, January 14, 2018

Power plants burning Montana coal could drop from 50 to 14 in less than 2 decades
Tom Lutey in the Billings Gazette, January 14, 2018

Oregon developer reveals plan to build one of nation’s biggest solar projects
Pete Danko in the Portland Business Journal, January 11, 2018

Regulators to DOE: No more Hanford demolition until we say it’s safe
Annette Cary in the Tri-City Herald, January 11, 2018

Buying An Electric Car In Oregon Or Washington? Tax Incentives Are Changing
Tom Banse in OPB, January 15, 2018

Automakers Show Off New Low-Emissions Vehicles
Jeff Plungis in Consumer Reports, January 10, 2018

Sustainable practices profit cannabis companies
Joseph Ditzler in The Bulletin, January 13, 2018

Garage Ventilation System in San Francisco Achieves 97% Energy Savings
Alyssa Danigelis in Energy Manager Today, January 12, 2018

Waste Management gets nod to process our food scraps
Steve Law in the Portland Tribune, January 14, 2018

MIT: Cheap gas, not renewables, caused nuclear woes
Robert Walton in Utility Dive, January 9, 2018

Batteries perform many different functions on the power grid
U.S. Energy Information Administration, January 8, 2018

Solar developer disputes blockage of 80-acre project on farmland
Mateusz Perkowski in Capital Press, January 8, 2018

Tweaking quantum dots power-up double-pane solar windows
Los Alamos National Laboratory, January 2, 2018

Nuclear power plant near Richland generates more electricity than ever before
Annette Cary in the Tri-City Herald, January 4, 2018

Home Energy Score mandate goes live
Steve Law in the Portland Tribune, January 2, 2018

CFO forecast: As new energy landscape takes shape, PGE looks to a smarter grid
Pete Danko in the Portland Business Journal, January 3, 2018

Dairy farmers call planned Tillamook power line problematic
Associated Press in the Statesman Journal, January 2, 2018

Gov. Brown promotes acting director to lead Energy Department
Pete Danko in the Portland Business Journal, January 3, 2018

Energy Department to Permanently Close Damaged Hanford Tank
Associated Press in OPB, January 2, 2018

Future decided for Hanford radioactive waste tank with leak
Annette Cary in the Tri-City Herald, January 1, 2018

Tillamook transmission line proposal meets with controversy
Mateusz Perkowski in Capital Press, December 27, 2017

NW Natural seeks $40 million rate hike
Mike Rogoway in The Oregonian, December 30, 2017

More radioactively contaminated cars, trucks found at Hanford
Annette Cary in the Tri-City Herald, December 27, 2017

Infrastructure rankings: Measuring states’ energy, transportation and internet
U.S. News & World Report, December 2017

Avangrid Renewables promises quick start with offshore wind bid
Pete Danko in the Portland Business Journal, December 26, 2017

No prize for Bend energy efficiency, but proponents see a win
Julia Shumway in The Bulletin, December 26, 2017

Power Prices Go Negative in Germany, a Positive for Energy Users
Stanley Reed in The New York Times, December 25, 2017

Natural gas, water heaters, connected devices and EVs lead DR trends to watch
Robert Walton in UtilityDive, December 20, 2017

Work halted at Hanford after radiation is found to have spread
Hal Bernton in The Seattle Times, December 22, 2017

Year in Review (Energy): A year of bumpy progress in the energy transition
Pete Danko in the Portland Business Journal, December 21, 2017

Hanford workers tackle the worst of the worst demolition. Success declared
Annette Cary in the Tri-City Herald, December 16, 2017

Regulators bless PGE, PacifiCorp renewable energy plans
Ted Sickinger in The Oregonian, December 16, 2017

Energy storage sees significant growth as more utilities include it in long-term plans
Peter Maloney in UtilityDive, December 12, 2017

Treating Your Car to Premium Gasoline? You’re Probably Wasting Your Money
Robert Rapier in Forbes, December 12, 2017

Facebook will spend ‘hundreds of millions’ on two more Prineville data centers
Mike Rogoway in The Oregonian, December 12, 2017

PacifiCorp’s $3.5B wind plan gets PUC blessing, with caveats
Pete Danko in the Portland Business Journal, December 12, 2017

Energy-related carbon dioxide emissions decreased in most states from 2005 to 2015
U.S. Energy Information Administration, December 11, 2017

Are capped landfills and solar panels a natural match?
Cody Boteler in Utility Dive, December 5, 2017

New leader named for massive Hanford project
Annette Cary in Tri-City Herald, December 8, 2017

US To Enter Into Columbia River Treaty Renegotiation In 2018
Emily Schwing in OPB, December 11, 2017

Leading Oregon renewable energy advocate to resign
Pete Danko in the Portland Business Journal, December 6, 2017

Second Hanford tunnel at risk of collapse; DOE has a plan to prevent it
Annette Cary in Tri-City Herald, December 5, 2017

UEC ready to flip switch on new substation in Hermiston
Jade McDowell in East Oregonian, December 6, 2017

U.S. liquefied natural gas exports have increased as new facilities come online
U.S. Energy Information Administration, December 7, 2017

Nearly half of all U.S. electricity customers have smart meters
U.S. Energy Information Administration, December 6, 2017

How Climate Change is Impacting the American West Right Now
Tara Lohan in Water Deeply, December 4, 2017

Utility workers bring home biggest paychecks
Greg Stiles in the Mail Tribune, December 5, 2017

New data, same results – Saving energy is still cheaper than making energy
Annie Gilleo in ACEEE, December 1, 2017

OR hazelnut farm is 1st to fully operate under solar energy
Joseph Dames in KOIN6 News, December 5, 2017

A solar rush in Oregon – and then what?
Pete Danko in the Portland Business Journal, December 5, 2017

Oregon solar industry fears ‘value’ finding could undercut growth
Pete Danko in the Portland Business Journal, December 6, 2017

Avangrid Renewables does a big wind power deal with Google
Pete Danko in the Portland Business Journal, November 30, 2017

New technologies are poised to track the many benefits of saving energy
Ethan Rogers in ACEEE, November 28, 2017

Certified Green Homes Grabbing Market Share In Pacific Northwest
Tom Banse in Northwest Public Radio, November 28, 2017

Portland pays off for electric vehicle drivers
Pete Danko in the Portland Business Journal, November 30, 2017

Real-time energy market eclipses $100M milestone
George Plaven in The East Oregonian, November 29, 2017

DOE mulls changes to appliance efficiency program
Robert Walton in Utility Dive, November 28, 2017

Workers finish cleaning up nuclear burial ground at Hanford
Nicholas Geranios in The Register-Guard, November 30, 2017

Oregon Land Use Board of Appeals blocks Jordan Cove permit
The World, November 29, 2017

Can solar panels and fairy shrimp coexist?
Damian Mann in the Mail Tribune, November 23, 2017

Eastern Oregon farmers hope to alter transmission line’s route
Mateusz Perkowski in Capital Press, November 22, 2017

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