To help power its data center in Prineville, Ore., Apple recently signed an agreement to purchase power from the Montague Wind Power Project, what the tech giant calls the “first Apple-created wind project.” Apple announced the deal in its Environmental [Read More]
This week, utility regulators from the West Coast reaffirmed a commitment made in 2006 to support efforts to reduce carbon pollution and expand the development of low-carbon technologies in the energy industry. Chair David Danner of the Washington Utilities and [Read More]
Portland General Electric Co. (PGE) has filed its 2016 integrated resource plan (IRP) with the Oregon Public Utility Commission (OPUC). According to PGE, the plan would put the utility on target for meeting the state’s recently expanded renewable energy requirements. [Read More]
A federal appeals court has rejected the U.S. Department of the Interior’s (DOI) approval of an industrial-scale wind project on Steens Mountain in southeastern Oregon. In 2011, the DOI approved a plan to construct 70 wind turbines and a high-capacity [Read More]
The state’s two biggest utilities will increase their RPS to 50% by 2040, as well as eliminate coal-fired generation no later than the end of 2035.
Oregon legislators have made a bipartisan decision to raise the state’s renewable energy law to 50% renewables by 2040. The new state law doubles Oregon’s access to renewable energy, putting the state on the path to cut costs, keep the [Read More]