Energy in the News

Oregon solar dustup: Green acres vs. green energy
Pete Danko in the Portland Business Journal, July 19, 2017

Bend landfill can now burn 3 times the methane
Scott Hammers in the Bend Bulletin, July 20, 2017

From Food to Fuel
Steve Law in the Portland Tribune, July 18, 2017

More electric car charging stations could come to Roseburg
Emily Hoard in The News-Review, July 19, 2017

NextEra acquires rights to build 500-MW wind farm in Oregon – report
Renewables Now, July 19, 2017

Apple’s Oregon wind farm cleared for super-sized turbines
Pete Danko in the Portland Business Journal, July 18, 2017

New Metro Rule Could Turn Food Scraps Into Renewable Energy
Steve Law in the Portland Tribune, July 18, 2017

How Giant Batteries Can Help Reduce Emissions
Jen Fifield in Huffington Post, July 17, 2017

The western U.S. sub-hourly wholesale electricity market is expanding
U.S. Energy Information Administration, July 14, 2017

Why Gov. Kate Brown will tackle a climate bill in 2018
Pete Danko in the Portland Business Journal, July 14, 2017

GEO trail gives walkers an energy boost
Lee Juillerat in Herald & News, July 14, 2017

Overall Residential Electric Utility Customer Satisfaction Increases for Sixth Consecutive Year, J.D. Power Finds
J.D. Power, July 12, 2017

PGE and PacifiCorp face big headwinds on resource plans
Ted Sickinger in The Oregonian, July 16, 2017

Bloomberg: August eclipse could hurt 9,000 MW of solar output
Peter Maloney in Utility Dive, July 18, 2017

This long-shot climate policy now has a shot in Oregon
Pete Danko in the Portland Business Journal, July 12, 2017

Wind farm changing hands
George Plaven in the East Oregonian, July 17, 2017

OSU’s record $121 million grant to build new research vessel
KTVZ.com on July 13, 2017

NAACP Seeks Changes in Oregon’s Green Energy Sector
Melanie Sevcenko in The Skanner, July 13, 2017

Portland on track to pay $8 million for hydroelectric plant operations with risk of losses
Jessica Floum in The Oregonian, July 13, 2017

One Electrician’s Work Makes a Big Difference at a Hospital for Refugees
Christina Nunez in National Geographic, July 14, 2017

Electric Avenue: Energy-Harvesting Tiles Line London ‘Smart Street’
Mindy Weisberger in LiveScience, July 17, 2017

Plan Ahead For Heavy Traffic In August
Lukas Eggen in the Polk County Itemizer-Observer, July 11, 2017

Seafloor survey done from potential offshore renewable energy projects
Saphara Harrell in The World, July 11, 2017

Looking for Hanford’s radioactive hot spots from the air
Annette Cary in the Tri-City Herald, July 11, 2017

Back from the brink: Cash infusion will keep SolarWorld’s Hillsboro plant alive
Pete Danko in the Portland Business Journal, July 12, 2017

How Oregon got an electric-car rebate and what it means
Pete Danko in the Portland Business Journal, July 10, 2017

State waives Hanford fine in return for waste storage improvements
Annette Cary in the Tri-City Herald, July 7, 2017

EIA: Renewable generation beats nuclear for two consecutive months
Robert Walton in Utility Dive, July 7, 2017

Electric vehicle incentives included in transportation package
Jim Redden in the Portland Tribune, July 7, 2017

The World’s First Power Plant To Combine Hydro And Solar Opens In Portugal
Alexander C. Kaufman in Huffpost, July 7, 3027

Surveying sea floor animals for offshore renewable energy
Phys.org on July 7, 2017

2nd tunnel at Hanford at high risk for collapse
Nicholas Geranios in The Register-Guard, July 1, 2017

PacifiCorp Looks To Expand Wind Energy As Coal Plants Retire
Cassandra Profita in OPB, June 29, 2017

FERC employs new comment format at scope session
Spencer Cole in The World, June 28, 2017

How The Hanford Tunnel Failed
Anna King and MacGregor Campbell in OPB, June 27, 2017

China Just Ran an Entire Region on 100% Renewable Energy for 7 Days
Carly Cassella in Science Alert, June 27, 2017

Turning Urine Into Electricity Can Also Kill Pathogens in Wastewater
Signe Dean in Science Alert, June 20, 2017

Biotech veteran engineers algae breakthrough for biofuel
Jennifer A. Dlouhy in The Seattle Times, June 24, 2017

PGE embraces public in push for new renewables
Pete Danko in the Portland Business Journal, June 23, 2017

Oregon’s wave-funding tsunami
Pete Danko in the Portland Business Journal, June 22, 2017

Grant-winning Portland State researcher looks to overcome skepticism – his own – on ocean energy
Pete Danko in the Portland Business Journal, June 22, 2017

USGS survey analyzes earthquake hazards, geothermal resources
George Plaven in the East Oregonian, June 19, 2017

BNEF: More than 70% of global power investment will target renewables
Robert Walton in Utility Dive, June 16, 2017

AquaHarmonics snares $5M to scale up prize-winning wave energy device
Pete Danko, June 16, 2017

Burning trash for electricity? No problem, report says
Steve Law in the Portland Tribune, June 13, 2017

Wind and solar in March accounted for 10% of U.S. electricity generation for first time
U.S. Energy Information Administration, June 14, 2017

Energy Department official says more Hanford nuke mishaps likely
Associated Press in The Oregonian, June 15, 2017

Pour to Recharge Your Electric Vehicle
Emily Matchar in Smithsonian, June 14, 2017

The Electric, Driverless Revolution is About to Hit the High Seas
Jess Shankleman in Bloomberg, June 12, 2017

The results are in: here are the most energy-efficient utilities in the US
Grace Relf in ACEEE, June 13, 2017

Apple Issues a Second Green Bond to Finance Clean Energy
Alex Webb in Bloomberg, June 13, 2017

Household savings: LED bulbs gaining in cost efficiency
Kellie Ell, USA Today, June 9, 2017

Columbia River Methanol Plant Gets Approval On Two Washington Permits
Tony Schick in OPB, June 8, 2017

Report: Utility-scale solar prices drop below $1/watt for first time
Robert Walton in Utility Dive, June 12, 2017

Biggest Job Growth Expected in Health Care & Renewable Energy
Laurie Meisler in Bloomberg, June 8, 2017

Does Nuclear Energy Have a Future in the United States
Brian Isom and William F. Shughart II, June 12, 2017

Utility-Scale Energy Storage Surges in Q1, While Behind-the-Meter Falters
Julian Spector in Greentech Media, June 12, 2017

Elon Musk: All Superchargers Are Being Converted to Battery and Solar Power
Karla Lant in Futurism, June 12, 2017

Wine country a bright spot for solar
Jennifer Anderson in the Portland Tribune, June 6, 2017

State issues project order for Boardman Solar Energy Facility
George Plaven in The East Oregonian, June 6, 2017

EIA: Power sector coal consumption drops to lowest point since 1984
Robert Walton in Utility Dive, June 5, 2017

The Biggest, Strangest ‘Batteries’
Diane Cardwell and Andrew Roberts in The New York Times, June 3, 2017

Predictions About Global Energy Efficiency Since the 1980s Have Been Wildly Conservative
Stephen Lacey in Green Tech Media, May 30, 2017

After 75 years, Grand Coulee Dam is still a powerful manmade wonder
Jamie Hale in The Oregonian, June 1, 2017

Portland Wants All Renewable Energy By 2050
Laura Klinkner in OPB, June 1, 2017

Clean Fuels Program pumps up demand, jobs at biodiesel maker
Mara Stine in the Portland Tribune, June 6, 2017

Waste plant ‘shining example’ of sustainability
Christopher Keizur in Outlook, June 1, 2017

Oregon Will Join Climate Change Coalition To Meet Paris Goals
Jeff Mapes on OPB, June 2, 2017

Legislature says homeowners associations can’t bar rooftop solar
Pete Danko in the Portland Business Journal, May 31, 2017

Portland, Multnomah County set 100% renewable energy goal
Ted Sickinger in The Oregonian, June 1, 2017

US researchers study waves and tides off east and west coasts
TidalEnergy Today, June 1, 2017

Next stop on partially collapsed Hanford tunnel – fill it up
Annette Cary in the Tri-City Herald, May 31, 2017

The growth of corporate clean energy in 6 charts
Letha Tawney, Celina Bonugli, and Daniel Melling in GreenBiz, May 24, 2017

Hamlin Middle School sixth-graders learn about science, civics, and more while making solar-powered stoves
Alisha Roemeling in the Register Guard, May 25, 2017

What The Northwest Could Learn From Japan’s Eco-Friendly ‘Smart Homes’
Cassandra Profita in OPB, May 23, 2017

Temporary cover in place over breached Hanford radioactive waste tunnel
Annette Cary in the Tri-City Herald, May 20, 2017

Green energy projects win seed funding
Steve Law in the Portland Tribune, May 11, 2017

Why it may get easier for Walmart, Facebook, others to buy green power in Oregon
Pete Danko in the Portland Business Journal, May 19, 2017

First Came the Hydrogen Cars. Now, the Refilling Stations
Neal E. Boudette in The New York Times, May 18, 2017

Apple’s Oregon wind farm eyes bigger, and fewer, turbines
Pete Danko in the Portland Business Journal, May 19, 2017

BPA turns to non-wire alternatives in cancellation of transmission project
Robert Walton in Utility Dive, May 19, 2017

Pilot project seeks to balance agriculture, energy in Morrow county
George Plaven in the East Oregonian, May 18, 2017

Doing more with less: How the US economy grows while energy use falls
Steve Nadel, ACEEE, May 17, 2017

Hanford workers practicing for covering radioactive waste tunnel
Annette Cary in the Tri-City Herald, May 17, 2017

Portland slides, Oregon holds steady in latest cleantech rankings
Pete Danko in the Portland Business Journal, May 16, 2017

SolarWorld: Hillsboro plant ‘maintaining full operations’
Pete Danko in the Portland Business Journal, May 13, 2017

Digging Into The History Of Hanford’s Radioactive Waste Tunnels
Anna King on OPB, May 15, 2017

Waiting on the weather to cover Hanford waste tunnel
Annette Cary in the Tri-City Herald, May 15, 2017

PGE suspends permitting of new gas power plants in Boardman
Ted Sickenger in The Oregonian, May 12, 2017

Richland nuclear plant powers down temporarily for routine refueling and maintenance
Annette Cary in the Tri-City Herald, May 13, 2017

PGE backs off its request to build two natural gas plants
Steve Law in the Portland Tribune, May 12, 2017

Maryland approves two offshore wind projects
Krysti Shallenberger in Utility Dive, May 11, 2017

Washington State Presses Feds For Cleanup At Hanford
Anna King on OPB, May 11, 2017

U.S. nuclear capacity and generation expected to decline as existing generators retire
US EIA, May 12, 2017

PGE backs off its request to build two natural gas plants
Steve Law in the Portland Tribune, May 12, 2017

Tesla starts selling roof tiles that incorporate solar tech
Dee-Ann Durbin in the Register-Guard, May 11, 2017

Cities Boost Efforts to Reduce Energy Waste: Here’s How They Rank
Patrick Kiker in ACEEE, May 10, 2017

NuScale boosts its commitment to Richland with nuclear control room simulator
Wendy Culverwell in the Tri-City Herald, May 9, 2017

Solar energy industry in Oregon is growing
Joseph Dames on KOIN 6, May 10, 2017

Study breaks down Oregon’s clean energy hot spots
Pete Danko in the Portland Business Journal, May 10, 2017

Portland scores fourth highest among big cities for energy efficiency
Steve Law in the Portland Tribune, May 10, 2017

Work begins to fill caved-in area at Hanford, officials say
Tony Hernandez in The Oregonian, May 10, 2017

Crews begin to fill collapsed Hanford tunnel
Bob Young in The Seattle Times, May 11, 2017

Solar panels planned on prime farmland outside Medford
Vickie Aldous in the Mail Tribune, May 10, 2017

Tunnel collapses at Hanford nuclear site; emergency declared
Samantha Matsumoto in The Oregonian, May 9, 2017

Oregon activates emergency operation center after tunnel collapses at Hanford Nuclear Reservation
Tracy Loew in Statesman Journal, May 11, 2017

SolarWorld says it’s insolvent; fate of Hillsboro factory unclear
Ted Sickinger and Mike Rogoway in The Oregonian, May 10, 2017

Emergency Declared At Hanford Nuclear Site In Washington
Anna King and Courtney Flatt in OPB, May 9, 2017

Report: Wind energy sets 8-year record as installations swell in Q1
Krysti Shallenberger in Utility Dive, May 8, 2017

Nuke waste debate: Turn it into glass or encase in cement?
Associated Press in The Oregonian, May 4, 2017

Energy efficiency contractor wins national award for second year in a row
Steve Law in the Portland Tribune, May 4, 2017

Utility plans may preclude Carty expansion
George Plaven in the East Oregonian, May 4, 2017

City, county making good progress on reducing carbon emissions, in contrast to nation
Steve Law in the Portland Tribune, April 27, 2017

Solar leaders converge
Steve Law in the Portland Tribune, May 1, 2017

Wind turbines provide 8% of U.S. generating capacity, more than any other renewable resource
Tosha Beckford in EIA, May 2, 2017

What’s hot, what’s not
Holly Dilemuth  in Herald & News, April 23, 2017

Wind, solar, hydropower combine in West’s energy future
Todd Andres in Herald & News, April 30, 2017

Dropping temperatures in geothermal wells merits careful scrutiny
Pat Bushey in Herald & News, April 30, 2017

Arizona’s SRP to join Western Energy Imbalance Market
Robert Walton in Utility DIVE, May 1, 2017

Wine n’ sunshine at Solar Winery tour
Jennifer Anderson in the Portland Tribune, April 28, 2017

City, county making good progress on reducing carbon emissions, in contract to nation
Steve Law in the Portland Tribune, April 27, 2017

NW Natural charts a green-energy path
Steve Law in the Portland Tribune, April 27, 2017

How big is the market for intelligent efficiency technology? You may be surprised
Ethan Rogers in ACEEE, April 26, 2017

Apple makes big environmental investment in Oregon
Nina Mehlhaf on KGW, April 24, 2017

Oregon ranks sixth nationally in ‘clean energy momentum’ report
Pete Danko in Portland Business Journal, April 20, 2017

Federal District Court Squashes Steens Mountain Wind Farm
Betsy Lillian in North American Wind Power, April 21, 2017

Report on ice storm shows EWEB lagged in customer contact
Christian Hill in The Register-Guard, April 24, 2017

OIT preserves geo-heat records
Holly Dillemuth in Herald & News, April 23, 2017

Exclusive: Apple backing two huge Oregon renewable-energy projects
Pete Danko in the Portland Business Journal, April 25, 2017

Oregon ranks sixth nationally in ‘clean energy momentum’ report
Pete Danko in Portland Business Journal, April 20, 2017

Inside GE and SoCal Edison’s First-of-a-Kind Peaker Plant With Batteries and Gas Turbines
Jeff St. John in GTM, April 18, 2017

The great capacity market debate: Which model can best handle the energy transition?
Gavin Bade in Utility DIVE, April 18, 2017

Prineville’s power crunch could be fixed in 2019
Aaron West in The Bulletin, April 17, 2017

Oregon Senate passes bill adding woody biomass to green tech list
Anna Simet in Biomass Magazine, April 17, 2017

My View: Turn waste into clean energy
Nick Fish and Mike Jordan in the Portland Tribune, April 18, 2017

BPA unveils plan to ease Prineville’s power crunch
Mike Rogoway in The Oregonian, April 17, 2017

Maryland Passes Energy Storage Tax Credit
Sonal Patel in Power, April 13, 2017

Key Portland energy conference to tackle cleantech, policy challenges
Andy Giegerich in Portland Business Journal, April 14, 2017 

Energy Northwest approved to resume radioactive waste shipments
Annette Cary in Tri-City Herald, April 13, 2017

Is battery energy storage at a ‘turning point’ for US utilities?
Herman K. Trabish in Utility Dive, April 11, 2017

County commissioners give green light to new data centers
George Plaven in East Oregonian, April 13, 2017

Oregon wave energy test center piecing together a $50M funding puzzle
Pete Danko in Portland Business Journal, April 11, 2017

Imagine Energy Powers Montgomery Park with Large State-of-the-Art Solar Installation
Alt Energy Mag, April 14, 2017

Inspection finds Energy Northwest mistakes, agency still barred from waste shipment
Annette Cary in Tri-City Herald, April 12, 2017

Modernizing the grid: who pays, who profits, who participates?
Kari Lydersen in Midwest Energy News, April 7, 2017

County: “We want people to be heard”
Cherise Kaechele in The Observer, April 5, 2017

Wind turbine maker Vestas looks at expanding into energy storage
Reuters, April 6, 2017

State regulators can play a critical role in unleashing building energy data
Mary Shoemaker in ACEEE, April 10, 2017

New hurdle proposed for solar projects on high-value farmland
Mateusz Perkowski in Portland Tribune, April 6, 2017

Portland, Multnomah County commit to using 100% renewable energy by 2050
Andrew Theen in The Oregonian, April 10, 2017

Led by steep declines in coal, US energy sector emissions fell 1.7% last year
Robert Walton in Utility Dive, April 11, 2017