Energy

Oregon’s Renewable Portfolio Standard requires that 50 percent of the electricity Oregonians use come from renewable resources by 2040.

Oregon’s Renewable Portfolio Standard sets a requirement for how much of the electricity we use must come from renewable resources. “Renewable” means the source of power can be used repeatedly because it is replaced naturally, like wind or the sun.   The original RPS was adopted in 2007, when just 2 percent of Oregon’s electricity needs were met with renewables.…

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Renewable natural gas demand to increase with UPS purchase agreement

On May 22, 2019 United Parcel Service (UPS), a global provider of shipping and delivery services, announced that the company would increase its use of renewable natural gas (RNG) in the United States. UPS purchased 170 million gasoline gallon equivalent (gge) from fuel supplier Clean Energy Fuels to meet this commitment, which supports UPS’s sustainability…

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Energy Trust invites public input on draft 2020-2024 Strategic Plan

SUZETTE RILEY C+C PORTLAND, Ore. — June 26, 2019 — Energy Trust of Oregon welcomes public comment to inform its draft 2020-2024 Strategic Plan. The strategic plan builds on the organization’s successful 17-year history serving Oregon residents and businesses with clean energy solutions. Once adopted, the strategic plan will help Energy Trust achieve its goals…

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FERC hearings conclude in Klamath Falls amid strong Jordan Cove support

June 27, 2019 – Klamath Falls, OR – Today, The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) witnessed the strong support for the Jordan Cove Project at the public hearing on the Project’s Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS). Over 120 supporters attended the hearing expressed their support for the Project at the Jordan Cove hospitality suite. According…

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Could Your Plant Benefit from a FREE Energy Assessment?

By: Energy Trust Looking for new ways to trim energy operating costs and increase the bottom line in your facility? Whether you’ve already made energy improvements or are just getting started, an energy assessment can help you determine the largest savings and decide where to focus. Available at no cost to eligible customers of participating…

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How to Update Your Employee Handbook

By Jenna Reed, Vice President General Counsel and Compliance Services Cascade Employers Association jreed@cascadeemployers.com If it’s been more than a year since you’ve given your employee handbook a thorough read, chances are it’s already out of date. I don’t know too many people that jump up and down about the prospect of updating their employee…

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HB 2020 Oregon Cap and Trade FactSheet

The proposed HB 2020 legislation would have significant and lasting impacts on natural gas rate payers. Customers from all rate classes would experience rapid and increasing costs for simply heating their homes and businesses. The chart below shows the weighted average rate impact for all residential and commercial customers in Oregon, as well as by…

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“It was so awesome”

“At one time, I had volunteered for hospice care and I remembered how deeply moved I was by a patient’s failure to thrive. I also remembered attending a lighting conference in 2008 where I learned about lighting used in neonatal intensive care that greatly improved the infants’ ability to thrive. Putting these two realizations together…

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Strategic Energy Management gives businesses the power to cut operating costs

By Susan Jowaiszas, Energy Trust of Oregon Four years ago, Medford School District enrolled in Strategic Energy Management (SEM) — an Energy Trust of Oregon offering that helps organizations identify no- or low-cost operations and maintenance improvements that deliver significant bill savings and provides training on developing comprehensive energy management practices. Today, the district has…

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Oregon Tech Awards Geothermal Expert Dr. John Lund with Inaugural Ambassador Award

By: Ashley Van Essen, Public Relations Representative ashley.vanessen@oit.edu Oct. 30, 18, Klamath Falls, OR. — Oregon Institute of Technology, “Oregon Tech,” began a new tradition as it awarded the first-ever Oregon Tech Ambassador Award to former faculty member, John Lund, Ph.D. Dr. Lund was not only applauded for the length of his tenure, but for…

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Lithium Vs. Lead: New Markets And Old Strongholds

Contributed Commentary By Ilyas Ayub, Inventus Power August 27, 2018 | Let’s be clear, the Lead-Acid (Pb) battery is still the mainstay of many battery applications such as starting your car, backing up a server-farm or telephone system, maintaining an alarm system – the list is long. But Lithium-ion (Li-ion), the mainstay for portable devices, such…

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