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By Lesley Hunter 9/17/13

The western United States’ remarkable renewable energy resource availability, supportive policies, and well-developed supply chains have transformed western states into national leaders in renewable energy development. In 2012, the 13 western states attracted more than half of the country’s combined venture capital, private equity and asset finance investment in the renewable energy sector, and produced approximately 31% of their total energy generation from renewable energy sources – compared to roughly 12% nationally (sources: Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) and the Energy Information Administration (EIA)).

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June 7 -- An Oregon State University study suggests that utilities should be rewarded more for adopting energy efficiency programs. >>View Article

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Tidal Energy Could Be Next Big Wave

June 7 -- The U.S. Department of Energy has just unveiled a floating off-shore wind platform that it thinks could make a big splash. But it has already been working hard to commercialize “tidal energy” that uses underwater turbines to create electricity, which must then be wired into the grid. >>View Article

May 17 -- The electric vehicle partnership has created more than 1600 jobs here in Orego, drawing praise from the governor. Oregon now has almost 2,500 electric vehicles registered across the state and more than 40 ev fast-chargers; two of those chargers just installed at the state capitol where Governor Kitzhaber praised the creation of jobs and clean energy use options. >>View Article

May 8 -- The Oregon Solar Energy Industries Association has just published a major new peer-reviewed study, Vision to Integrate Solar in Oregon (VISOR). Bonneville Environmental Foundation was the principal sponsor of this work by Chris Robertson & Associates. >>View Article


March 5 -- In 2013, Oregon’s elected leaders have the opportunity to reduce our dangerous, single-source dependence on oil. >>View Article

January 24 -- Wind power is a viable, clean source of energy and enough of it has been switched on in Oregon to have the equivalent climate impact of removing 550,000 cars from the road each year. >>View Article

December 18 -- Gov. John Kitzhaber today released his 10-year energy action plan that focuses on improving energy efficiency and conservation, improving the state's clean-energy infrastructure and accelerating the transition to cleaner transportation options. >>View Article

September 26 -- This past weekend marked the opening of the largest wind farm in the U.S. -- a site that will power 235,000 homes. >>View Article

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