Energy in the News

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

Big solar arrays to sprout in state’s sunnier areas
Steve Law in Portland Tribune, March 23, 2017

Researchers Think They’re Getting Closer To Making Spray-On Solar Cells a Reality
Chisaki Watanabe in Bloomberg, March 20, 2017

Tesla will start taking orders for its ‘solar roof’ system in April
Rorbert Walton in Utility Dive, March 27, 2017

In hot water: the ups and downs of geothermal
Holly Dillemuth, Herald & News, March 27, 2017

PGE-sponsored Electric Avenue hits one million mile EV mark
Jeff Zurschmeide in the Portland Tribune, March 21, 2017

Tapping the sun’s energy around the clock
Mara Stine in the Portland Tribune, March 21, 2017

Designing for optimal energy use
Jim Cornelius in Nugget News, March 21, 2017

Big wind development returning to Oregon with a mystery power buyer
Pete Danko in the Portland Business Journal, March 21, 2017

PacifiCorp says smarter use of coal is cleaning up its grid
Pete Danko in the Portland Business Journal, March 20, 2017

Is 100% renewable energy the best goal to cut power sector emissions?
Herman K. Trabish in Utility Dive, March 20, 2017

How Americans Think About Climate Change, in Six Maps
Nadja Popovich, John Schwartz, and Tatiana Schlossberg in The New York Times, March 21, 2017

Portland teens’ solar device gives electricity to homeless
Molly Harbarger in The Oregonian, March 17, 2017

UEC aims to expand solar station
George Plaven in the East Oregonian, March 14, 2017

Solar experiment lets neighbors trade energy among themselves
Diane Cardwell in The New York Times, March 13, 2017

On cap and trade, Oregon designers hope to learn from California
Pete Danko in the Portland Business Journal, March 13, 2017

Climate change panel urges delay in Oregon forest policy decisions
Mateusz Perkowski in the East Oregonian, March 7, 2017

Behind the Quiet State-by-State Fight Over Electric Vehicles
Hiroko Tabuchi in The New York Times, March 11, 2017

Get big discount on a smart thermostat
Steve Law in the Portland Tribune, March 9, 2017

Demolition Resumes at Hanford Plutonium Plant
Associated Press on OPB, March 11, 2017

Klamath dam removal plan on track
Will Houston in Herald & News, March 2, 2017

Energy Savings Can Be Fun, But No Need To Turn Off All The Lights
Ingrid Lobet in OPB, March 7, 2017

U.S. wind generating capacity surpasses hydro capacity at the end of 2016
U.S. Energy Information Administration, March 6, 2017

California imports about a quarter of its electricity on average
U.S. Energy Information Administration, March 6, 2017

Oregon set to get 56 megawatt solar power plant, expected to be state’s largest
Anmar Frangoul in CNBC, February 28, 2017

California explores energy impacts of cannabis cultivation
Dominic Fracassa in SF Gate, February 28, 2017

EIA: US added 15 GW of capacity last  year, largest net change since 2011
Robert Walton in Utility DIVE, February 28, 2017

How California’s utilities are mapping their grids for distributed resources
Herman K. Trabish in Utility DIVE, February 27, 2017

Hanford project to keep uranium out of Columbia River
Annette Cary in the Tri-City Herald, February 28, 2017

Pacific Power re-licensed to run Wallowa County hydro project
George Plaven in the East Oregonian, February 28, 2017

Report: Appliance standards generate big savings for energy consumers
Robert Walton in Utility DIVE, March 1, 2017

Average number of televisions in U.S. homes declining
U.S. Energy Information Administration

Buildings smarten up, think about occupants, utility rates and the weather
Jennifer King in ACEEE, February 27, 2017

NW Natural to expand Oregon gas storage
Argus Media, February 27, 2017

How booming US natural gas exports could affect power utilities and consumers
Robert Walton in UtilityDIVE, February 22, 2017

Cold winter exhausts energy assistance program
Scott Hammers in The Bulletin, February 22, 2017

Poplar trees being used in biofuel study
Kyle Odegard in the Albany Democrat-Herald, February 22, 2017

The Forgotten Clean Energy Source That Helps Power The Northwest
Liam Moriarty in OPB, February 23, 2017

The Murky Future of Nuclear Power in the United States
Diane Carwell in The  New York Times, February 18, 2017

Oregon Clean Energy report card: Passing grades, but plenty of room for improvement
Stuart Tomlinson, KATU News, February 17, 2017

How a Tualatin company go a shot at solving one of energy’s biggest challenges
Pete Danko in the Portland Business Journal, February 16, 2017

Oregon solar projects must benefit low-income – but how?
Emily Green in Street Roots, February 16, 2017

Damage to California’s Oroville dam takes down 800 MW of hydropower
Robert Walton in Utility Dive, February 15, 2017

Rollout of Chevy Bolt may mark turning point for electric car market
Robert Siegel, Andrea Hsu in NPR, February 15, 2017

Jordan Cove LNG approval for pre-filing granted
The World, February 10, 2017

DEQ Verdict: Cap and trade won’t dent Oregon’s economy
Pete Danko in Portland Business Journal, February 14, 2017

Oregon DEQ Says Cap And Trade Could Reduce Carbon Emissions At Lower Costs
Tony Schick in OPB, February 15, 2017

DOE resolves 3 issues holding up Hanford vit plant
Annette Cary in Tri-City Herald, February 10, 2017

UO students score local rental properties for energy efficiency
Desiree Bergstrom in Daily Emerald, February 6, 2017

Report: Electric vehicle sales climbed 37% in 2016
Robert Walton in Utility Dive, February 7, 2017

Five Questions You Should Have About California’s New Tesla-Powered Battery Bank
Nathan Hurst in Smithsonian, February 8, 2017

Wind Power Surpasses Hydroelectric in a Crucial Measure
Diane Cardwell in The New York Times, February 9, 2017

Oregon far short of greenhouse gas emissions goals, report says
Ted Sickinger in The Oregonian, February 1, 2017