Energy in the News

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

How Volkswagen Walked Away From a Near-Fatal Crash
Matthew Campbell, Christoph Rauwald, and Chris Reiter in Bloomberg, March 28, 2018

DOE criticizes Hanford contractor. Says Bechtel vit plant deadline in doubt
Annette Cary in the Tri-City Herald, March 29, 2018

EIA projects that U.S. coal demand will remain flat for several decades
U.S. Energy Information Administration, March 30, 2018

No decision yet on future of Boardman coal plant
Jayati Ramakrishnan, March 29, 2018

U.S. Utilities Look To Electric Cars As Their Savior Amid Decline In Demand
Samantha Raphelson in OPB, March 29, 2018

Get one of the hottest tickets in town – a seat on a Hanford tour
Annette Cary in the Tri-City Herald, March 30, 2018

PacifiCorp challenges PUC staff in controversial $1.5B wind power bidding process
Pete Danko in the Portland Business Journal, March 30, 2018

42 Hanford workers contaminated with radiation. Test results released
Annette Cary in Tri-City Herald, March 22, 2018

Energy Northwest in Richland to help with new type of nuclear reactor
Annette Cary in Tri-City Herald, March 28, 2018

Energy Supplies and Prices Have Grown More Unpredictable
Christopher Joyce in NPR, March 27, 2018

It’s the No. 1 power source, but natural gas faces headwinds
Ivan Penn in the Portland Business Journal, March 29, 2018

Wind and solar costs continue to drop below fossil fuels. What barriers remain for a low-carbon grid?
Michael O’Boyle in Utility Dive, March 21, 2018

Nearly 1/3 of planned gas peakers at risk from energy storage, GTM finds
Peter Maloney in Utility Dive, March 20, 2018

Avangrid Renewables helps Facebook land new batch of clean energy
Pete Danko in the Portl and Business Journal, March 22, 2018

Is a Texas Town the Future of Renewable Energy?
Dan Solomon in Smithsonian Magazine, April 2018

The Uneven Gains of Energy Efficiency
Michael Isaac Stein in Wired, March 16, 2018

Groups prepare appeal of farmland rezone
Courtney Vaughn in the Columbia County Spotlight, March 16, 2018

FERC moves to ensure utility tax savings get passed on to customers
Krysti Shallenberger in Utility Dive, March 15, 2018

Safety Of Hanford Steel Questioned By Department of Energy
Anna King in OPB, March 18, 2018

Junction City schools will get improvements to lighting, heating and cooling systems
Alisha Roemeling in The Register-Guard, March 16, 2018

ODOE officials brief Commissioners on EFSC process, answer public concerns
Jimmy Hall in the Lake County Examiner, March 14, 2018

Oregon’s solar vs. farmland fight flares in Willamette Valley, new projects halted – for now
Pete Danko in the Portland Business Journal, March 15, 2018

An Oregon Mill Town Learns to Love Facebook and Apple
Keith Schneider in The New York Times, March 6, 2018

After a record-breaking 2017, Oregon solar industry sees mixed signs ahead
Pete Danko in the Portland Business Journal, March 15, 2018

California looks to Pacific Northwest as it revives grid expansion proposal
Pete Danko in the Portland Business Journal, March 14, 2018

With $13M in hand, Wilsonville battery maker powers up to take down a king
Pete Danko in the Portland Business Journal, March 15, 2018

Hanford radioactive waste tunnel remains at risk of collapse. Have your say
Annette Cary in the Tri-City Herald, March 13, 2018

Hanford missteps exposed workers to radioactive contamination, report says
Annette Cary in the Tri-City Herald, March 8, 2018

EIA updates layers to U.S. Energy Mapping System
U.S. Energy Information Administration, March 8, 2018

Oregon wave energy test center gets $3M boost
Pete Danko in the Portland Business Journal, March 5, 2018

16,000 solar panels soaking up sun in central Oregon
Jason Chaney in Central Oregonian, March 6, 2018

Richland’s nuclear power plant under extra federal scrutiny
Annette Cary in the Tri-City Herald, March 6, 2018

Goodbye Yucca? NRC to review New Mexico nuclear waste storage proposal
Robert Walton in Utility Dive, March 8, 2018

Portland’s ‘Poop to Power’ reaches first milestone
KOIN 6/Portland Tribune, March 8, 2018

California’s pot sales are escalating, along with growers’ energy costs
Ken Silverstein in Forbes, March 5, 2018

Winds of change: What will power the Northwest’s future?
Hal Bernton in the Seattle Times, March 5, 2018

Is there a cheaper way to treat Hanford radioactive waste? Northwest officials are wary
Annette Cary in the Tri-City Herald, March 4, 2018

Meetings to Examine How To Treat Hanford’s Liquid Tank Waste
Anna King in OPB, March 1, 2018

PGE looks to uncork renewable energy bidding
Pete Danko in the Portland Business Journal, March 2, 2018

Portland General Electric seeks 4.8% rate increase
Pete Danko in the Portland Business Journal, February 23, 2018

New rebellion against wind energy stalls or stops projects
The Seattle Times, February 21, 2018

Radioactive contamination found in ‘clean’ cars, says Hanford watchdog
Annette Cary in the Tri-City Herald, February 20, 2018

Two Douglas County organizations get grants for solar panels
Saphara Harrell in The News Review, February 21, 2018

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