The Zero Emission Vehicle Interagency Working Group is a coalition of state agencies dedicated to helping Oregon electrify our transportation system. Last week, the group held a public meeting to share updates about Oregon’s progress on getting more people behind the wheel of electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles.
Oregon’s largest electricity providers, Portland General Electric and Pacific Power, each offer voluntary renewable energy options for their customers. Not surprisingly, these programs are two of the most successful nationwide.
Every May, ODOE joins hundreds of organizations across the state in the annual Bike More Challenge. With a combination of friendly competition and cool prizes, the Bike More Challenge encourages participants to rack up as many miles via bike as possible during the month of May.
Proposed changes to three wind farms – two in the planning stages and one already operating – will be the main topics on the agenda at the next Oregon Energy Facility Siting Council meeting May 16-17 in Condon. The public meeting begins Thursday at 3:30 p.m. at Hotel Condon, 202 S. Main St.
The Oregon Department of Energy is celebrating eleven years of certification through Marion County’s EarthWISE program, which recognizes businesses and organizations in the county that are committed to environmentally-friendly practices.