Energy in the News

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

For Electric Cars Without a Plug, Thank Tesla (the Scientist)
Stephen Williams in The New York Times, May 31, 2018

Will batteries do for wind what they’re doing for solar?
Herman K. Trabish in Utility Dive, May 31, 2018

Toyota Places Sedan-Sized Bet On Hydrogen-Powered Mobility
Gaurav Sharma in Forbes, May 29, 2018

Oregon Cuts 1 Million Tons of Carbon Pollution From Its Fuel Supply
Cassandra Profita in OPB, May 25, 2018

Data center plans huge 92-acre project in Hillsboro
Mike Rogoway in The Oregonian, May 29, 2018

Electric power sector consumption of fossil fuels at lowest level since 1994
U.S. Energy Information Administration, May 29, 2018

A toast to Oregon’s first commercial Living Building
Josh Kulla in the Daily Journal of Commerce

OSU shares plan for harnessing wave energy
Josh Kulla in the Daily Journal of Commerce, May 25, 2018

Investigation continues as Richland nuclear power plant restarts
Annette Cary in the Tri-City Herald, May 24, 2018

New Next-Gen Manufacturing Report Shows How Solar Jobs Can Grow, Even Without The Sun
Tina Casey in Clean Technica, May 28, 2018

OSU shares plan for harnessing wave energy
Josh Kulla in the Daily Journal of Commerce, May 25, 2018

Pacific Power to install nearly 600,000 smart meters throughout state
Genevieve Grippo in News 10, May 24, 2018

PGE opens bidding for new renewable energy
Pete Danko in the Portland Business Journal, May 24, 2018

Oregon PUC adopts retail credit rate for community solar projects
Kelsey Misbrener in Solar Power World, May 24, 2018

Rachel Shimshak, Renewable Northwest’s longtime leader, on blazing a clean-energy trail in the region
Pete Danko in the Portland Business Journal, May 24, 2018

My House Could Help Portland Meet Its Climate Goals, But It’ll Cost Me
Cassandra Profita in OPB, May 17, 2018

Electrified vehicles continue to see slow growth and less use than conventional vehicles
U.S. Energy Information Administration, May 22, 2018

Most American say climate change affects their local community, including two-thirds living near coast
Brian Kennedy with the Pew Research Center, May 16, 2018

New Hanford cleanup deadlines proposed. Critics call the delay risky
Annette Cary in the Tri-City Herald, May 23, 2018

Wilsonville company to deploy flow battery in Brazil, paired with solar
Pete Danko in the Portland Business Journal, May 23, 2018

The country’s first massive offshore wind farm gets a Portland imprint
Pete Danko in the Portland Business Journal, May 24, 2018

EV charging could significantly reduce storage needs, DOE lab finds
Robert Walton in UtilityDive, May 22, 2018

For OIT students, green means go (solar)
Patrick Malee in the Portland Tribune, May 22, 2018

Public Comment period begins for ambitious Jordan Cove LNG terminal
Steve Law in the Portland Tribune, May 23, 2018

New Hanford cleanup deadlines proposed. Critics call he delay risky
Annette Cary in the Tri-City Herald, May 23, 2018

Small Nuclear Passes a Milestone — But Does it Have a Future?
Alan Neuhauser in U.S. News, May 22, 2018

Exclusive: DEQ report shows big jump in Oregon greenhouse gas emissions
Linda Baker in Oregon Business, May 21, 2018

Elephants in the room
Linda Baker in Oregon Business, May 21, 2018

‘Impossible to Ignore’: Why Alaska Is Crafting a Plan to Fight Climate Change
Brad Plumer in The New York Times, May 15, 2018

Electric Buses Can Save Local U.S. Governments Billions. China’s Showing Us How It’s Done
Silvio Marcacci in Forbes, May 21, 2018

A rising tide: Energy efficiency now employs 2.25 million Americans
Wendy Koch in ACEEE, May 18, 2018

Problem triggers shutdown of Richland nuclear plant
Annette Cary in the Tri-City Herald, May 18, 2018

CEO: PGE seeks innovative approaches to power supply
Christopher Keizur in The Outlook, May 18, 2018

Tacoma LNG plant has ‘potentially significant’ permitting issues. Opening could be delayed
Candice Rudd in the News Tribune, May 11, 2018

By trying to keep cool, we may make the world warmer
Kendra Pierre-Louis in Seattle Times, May 15, 2018

Public power utilities face growing risk from renewables shift, says Moody’s
Peter Maloney in UtilityDive, May 18, 2018

America’s Clean Power Map: Solar on Coasts, Wind Rules Heartland
Jim Efstathiou Jr and Dave Merrill in Bloomberg, May 14, 2018

Commercial Solar Arrays on Farmland Cropping Up Bountifully – and Stirring Opposition
Tom Banse in OPB, May 16, 2018

CARE announces energy assistance for heating needs
Tillamook Headlight Herald, May 15, 2018

Oregon To Replace 450 Old Diesel School Buses
Cassandra Profita in OPB, May 14, 2018

Durham Center breaks ground for Net-Zero building
Briana Bayer in the Beaverton Valley Times, May 14, 2018

Pendleton airport solar array starts construction
Antonio Sierra in the East Oregonian, May 14, 2018

Small Modular Nuclear Reactors Will Soon Face a Moment of Reckoning
Jason Deign in Greentech Media, May 14, 2018

Energy geek alert: New data on Oregon electricity goes online
Pete Danko in the Portland Business Journal, May 11, 2018

Talent students get schooled in solar power
Greg Stiles in the Ashland Daily Tidings, May 11, 2018

Out-of-state home for Hanford waste may get new life
Annette Cary in the Tri-City Herald, May 10, 2018

Oregon sage grouse changes milder than in other states
Stephen Hamway in The Bulletin, May 4, 2018

Corvallis nuclear power company NuScale passes regulatory milestone
The Associated Press in The Oregonian, May 3, 2018

‘Air dancers’ could protect eagles from wind turbines, OSU researchers say
Keely Chalmers in KGW, May 2, 2018

NW Company Is 1 Step Closer To Building Small Nuclear Reactors
Courtney Flatt in OPB, May 1, 2018

Brown picks corporate renewable energy expert for Public Utility Commission
Pete Danko in the Portland Business Journal, May 1, 2018

Wheatridge wind farm seeks bigger turbine blades
Phil Wright in the East Oregonian, May 1, 2018

Oregon company on the forefront of nuclear energy production
Christine Pitawanich in KGW, April 30, 2018

Renewable energy subsidies have declined as tax credits, other policies diminish
U.S. Energy Information Administration, April 26, 2018

Officials slam nuke waste site problems
The Associated Press in the Register-Guard, April 27, 2018

Technology could stop skyrocketing Hanford costs. It could also go wrong
Annette Cary in the Tri-City Herald, April 29, 2018

Company to build third solar farm
Argus Observer, April 29, 2018

Oregon’s small-nuke company wins $40M federal grant
Pete Danko in the Portland Business Journal, April 27, 2018

Oregon State submits draft application for 20-MW marine energy test site
Michael Harris in HydroWorld, April 27, 2018

PUD launches grant program for economic development
Courtney Vaughn in Columbia County Spotlight, April 27, 2018

Oregon regulators put a price on community solar – for now
Pete Danko in the Portland Business Journal, April 26, 2018

Officials slam nuke waste site problems
The Associated Press, April 27, 2018

Oregon Wave Energy Testing Project Looks To Feds For Approval
Jes Burns in OPB, April 24, 2018

Blazers up their renewable energy game
Pete Danko in the Portland Business Journal, April 18, 2018

Why Your Next Car Might Use 48-Volt Technology
Keith Barry in Consumer Reports, April 23, 2018

Northwest high-voltage lines OK’d by officials
Keith Ridler in The Register-Guard, April 20, 2018

This Untapped Market Could Add 320 Gigawatts Of New U.S. Residential Solar Energy
Silvio Marcacci in Forbes, April 23, 2018

Google touts $1.8 billion data center investment in The Dalles
Mike Rogoway in The Oregonian, April 23, 2018

Going solar: Lake County leading renewable energy boom
Kurt Liedtke in Herald & News, April 22, 2018

Environmental Group Plans Methane-Tracking Satellite
Christopher Joyce in OPB, April 12, 2016

Hillsboro LED specialist Phoseon hits upcycle, employment balloons to 175
Mike Rogoway in The Oregonian, April 16, 2018

PGE proposes ‘green tariff’ for big customers who want more renewables
Pete Danko in the Portland Business Journal, April 16, 2018

How energy efficiency can boost resilience
Grace Relf in ACEEE, April 16, 2018

Red Rock gets go-ahead for Lakeview
Kurt Liedtke in Herald and News, April 15, 2018

The Evolution of U.S. Electric Vehicle Charging Points
Niall McCarthy in Forbes, April 9, 2018

Global Carbon Emissions Are Going Up Again. Is America Set for a Reversal?
Stephen Lacey in Greentech Media, April 5, 2018

Clean sources can replace power if Snake River dams are breached, study says
Pete Danko in Portland Business Journal, April 4, 2018

Buying an efficient home is about to get easier in Massachusetts
Annie Gilleo in ACEEE, April 4, 2018

8 things you should know about EPA plan to let cars emit more (cutting fuel economy as well)
John Voelcker in Green Car Reports, April 4, 2018

Calling Car Pollution Standards ‘Too High,’ E.P.A. Sets Up Fight With California
Hiroko Tabuchi in The New York Times, April 2, 2018

Utilities take note: Hybrid renewables projects are coming
Herman K. Trabish in Utility Dive, April 3, 2018

In 2017, U.S. electricity sales fell by the greatest amount since the recession
U.S. Energy Information Administration, April 3, 2018

Art exhibit opens OSU150 Sun Grant Festival
Patrick Fancher in The E, April 5, 2018

OIT’s welcome impact shows up in a sample of the news it generates
Pat Bushey in Herald & News, April 5, 2018

Cascades Academy named to ‘100 Best Green Workplaces’
KTVZ.com April 6, 2018

Portland Community College’s Newberg Center Building Is A Living Lab To Study Energy-Use Strategies
Y-Jean Mun-Delsalle in Forbes, April 8, 2018

Lights Out Bend: Group wants Central Oregon town recognized for dark skies
Julia Shumway in The Bulletin, April 6, 2018

Two solar farms planned for Boardman
Jayati Ramakrishnan in East Oregonian, April 4, 2018

California Takes Up Ocean Wind Energy After Oregon Project Fails
Jes Burns in OPB, April 4, 2018

Reaping the wind with the biggest turbines ever made
Chris Baraniuk in BBC News, April 3, 2018

Retooling: State funds power projects at OREC
Holly Dillemuth in the Herald & News, April 1, 2018