Energy in the News

Plutonium-contaminated Hanford ‘canyon’ is deteriorating. Environment is at risk study says
Annette Cary in the Tri-City Herald, July 6, 2019

GE gas plant to close 20 years early, become battery storage site — sign of the times
Phil Dzikiy in Electrek, June 24, 2019

Oregon restricts solar development on prime farmland
Cassandra Profita in OPB, July 6, 2019

Solar + wind + storage developers ‘gearing up’ as hybrid projects edge to market
Herman K. Trabish in Utility Dive, July 9, 2019

Which States Build the Greenest
Michael Kolomatsky in The New York Times, July 11, 2019

Idaho Power submits clean energy plan
Local News 8, July 2, 2019

Global Energy Demand Can Only Increase
Jude Clemente in Forbes, July 5, 2019

Progress is blowing in the wind
Phil Wright in the East Oregonian, June 29, 2019

Largest wind turbine blade shipment unloads in Vancouver
McKenna Ross in The Oregonian, June 26, 2019

Next Round of Jordan Cove LNG Public Hearings Planned for Southwest Oregon
Jes Burns in OPB, June 21, 2019

Power Problems
Samantha O’Conner in the Baker City Herald, June 21, 2019

Solar project off Elk Drive in early planning stages
Tony Ahern in The Madras Pioneer, June 12, 2019

ODOE holding B2H meetings in Pendleton and Boardman
East Oregonian, June 17, 2019

Solar panels installed on Boys & Girls Club O’Bryan building in Albany
Kyle Odegard in Albany Democrat-Herald, June 17, 2019

Council to hear testimony at B2H meeting
Dick Mason in The Observer, June 17, 2019

Oregon Wave Energy Testing Project Moves Forward
Jes Burns in OPB, June 10, 2019

Giant Oregon wind farm seeks bigger turbines
Pete Danko in the Portland Business Journal, June 5, 2019

Oregon Utility Announces Wildlife Prevention Policies In Wake Of California Tragedies
Erin Ross in OPB, June 13, 2019

Governor’s Plan to Eliminate Oregon Department of Energy is on Hold
Chris Lehman on Jefferson Public Radio, June 13, 2019

FERC announces public comment hearings for Jordan Cove Project
Nicholas A. Johnson in The World, June 5, 2019

LTD creates a buzz with electric buses
Dylan Darling in Register-Guard, June 3, 2019

Port of Hood River considers solar project at Hood River Airport
Emily Fitzgerald in Hood River News, June 5, 2019

Climate change could pose ‘existential threat’ by 2050: report
Julia Hollingsworth on CNN, June 4, 2019

New nuclear waste plan for Hanford is ‘reckless and dangerous’ says state
Annette Cary in the Tri-City Herald, June 5, 2019

To Drive Eagles Away From Deadly Wind Turbines, Researches Turn To Sound
Courtney Flatt in OPB, May 31, 2019

The Race is on to Build a Better Battery
Jeffrey Ball in Fortune, May 24, 2019

Idaho, Oregon approve water certifications for Snake River hydroelectric dams
Keith Ridler in The Columbian, May 29, 2019

Oregon Restricts Solar Development on Prime Farmland
Cassandra Profita in OPB, May 23, 2019

EWEB secures new 40-year operating license for Carmen-Smith
Christian Hill in the Register-Guard, May 22, 2019

Finding New Opportunity For Old Coal-Fired Power Plant Sites
Jeff Brady in OPB, May 23, 2019

Hard Charging
Amy Milshtein in Oregon Business, May 20, 2019

Oregon’s Oldest Large Wind Farm Could Get Tech Upgrade
Courtney Flatt in OPB, May 15, 2019

Renewable energy ownership: A game plan for utilities
Brian R. Murphy in UtilityDive, May 22, 2019

US Surpasses 2 Million Solar Installations as Industry Looks to ‘Dominate’ the 2020s
Emma Foehringer Merchant in Greentech Media, May 9, 2019

New battery storage technology connected to California power grid
Rob Nikolewski in The San Diego Union-Tribune, May 6, 2019

Congress taking a serious look at taxing miles driven
David Lightman in The News Tribune, May 7, 2019

This company says the future of nuclear energy is smaller, cheaper and safer
Jeff Brady in NPR, May 8, 2019

Feds approve giant ‘battery’ in Southern Oregon
Pete Danko in the Portland Business Journal, April 30, 2019

Port of Morrow helps transport massive turbine blades
Jayati Ramakrishnan in the East Oregonian, April 16, 2019

Avista Utilities unveils goal to achieve 100 percent clean energy by 2045
The Lewiston Tribune, April 19, 2019

Untangling the complexities of cap and trade as Oregon lawmakers craft economy-shifting law
Dylan Darling in the Register Guard, April 20, 2019

Daimler will convert Portland factory to make electric trucks
Mike Rogoway in The Oregonian, April 24, 2019

Oregon’s Air is Getting Worse, According to American Lung Association
Kristian Foden-Vencil in OPB, April 24, 2019

Google Maps adds live EV charger information
Jason Plautz in Utility Dive, April 24, 2019

PacifiCorp moves closer to early coal retirements, seeing $248M savings
Pete Danko in the Portland Business Journal, April 25, 2019

Oregon directs utilities to show plans for accelerating transportation electrification
Robert Walton in Utility Dive, April 25, 2019

Homeowner avoided ‘energy guzzlers’ for more efficient options, and it’s paying off
Lorie Konish in CNBC, April 22, 2019

Idaho Power claims one of the lowest-priced solar deals at 2.2 cents/kWh
Robert Walton in Utility Dive, April 4, 2019

Feds lay out conditions needed for Jordan Cove project go ahead
Dylan Darling in the Register Guard, April 2, 2019

Oregon rooftop solar rebate advances, faces funding hurdle
Pete Danko in the Portland Business Journal, April 2, 2019

New Thermal Battery Could Be A “Game Changer” For Storing Renewable Energy
Natalie Parletta in Forbes, April 3, 2019

Plenty of Natural Gas to Go Around — it Just Needs a Market
Darrell Proctor in Power Mag, April 1, 2019