Energy in the News

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

Once overlooked, Oregon green energy building mandate gains traction
Pete Danko in the Portland Business Journal, January 30, 2017

Midwest wind farms follow in the wake of new transmission lines
Karen Uhlenhuth in Midwest Energy News, January 23, 2017

Why a Small Texas Town Wants Oregon’s Nuclear Waste
Alison Perkins in OPB, January 19, 2017

Renewables, efficiency dominate robust job growth in energy sector
Krysti Shallenberger in Utility Dive, January 17, 2017

Electric co-ops feud over service territory
George Plaven in East Oregonian, January 16, 2017

A Big Test for Big Batteries
Diane Cardwell and Clifford Krauss in The New York Times, January 14, 2017

Solar makes gains as energy choice
Kim Moore in Oregon Business, January 5, 2017

2017 is looking like a good year for energy efficiency as investments grow
Steven Nadel in ACEEE, January 4, 2017

Oregon PUC releases guidelines for energy storage mandate
Peter Maloney in UtilityDive, January 6, 2017

Oregon explores ways to protect electric grid on coast from catastrophe
Eric Tegethoff in The Observer, January 3, 2017