Our understanding of the global need to act, and the state of renewable energy policy and news are rapidly evolving in Oregon, nationally and internationally. This monthly resource will keep you up-to-date with what's new both in OREP and renwewable energy conversations from around the planet. These articles are further archived under the navigation menus listed in red below.
From local communities to national policy decisions, informed and engaged citizens will advance the transition to locally-owned and locally-generated clean renewable energy. We encourage you to check back regularly.
RE News: Solar
In Hamburg, New Ideas For Making And Conserving Energy; Erica Peterson, WFPL News, Oct 2, 2015
RE News: Solar
SolarCity touts its new rooftop solar panels as most efficient in the world; Herman K. Trabish, Utility Dive, Oct 2, 2015
RE News: Wind
Scientists: Offshore Wind a 'Missed Opportunity' in U.S.; Bobby Magill, Climate Central, Sep 30, 2015
Policy News: RE Policy Innovation
To ITC or not to ITC: What happens if solar's federal tax incentives aren't extended; Herman K. Trabish, Utility Dive, Oct 1, 2015
How states can best promote clean power; Anthony F. Earley, Jr. and Bob Perciasepe, The Hill, Sep 10, 2015
Policy Basics: Presentations
Local, Regional and Global Actions for Achieving 100% Renewable Energy; Presentations by Tom Hoff (Clean Power Research), Dr. Richard Perez (University of Albany), Diane Moss (Renewables 100 Policy Institute), International Solar Energy Society, Sep 30, 2015
RE News: Energy
Mining and Burning Coal Draws Tourists in Germany; Erica Peterson, WFPL News, Sep 30, 2015
Japan: Goto City Aims to Become 'Islands of Energy' by Harnessing Offshore Wind; Junko Movellan, Renewable Energy World, Sep 30, 2015
Policy News: Utility Adaptation
Beyond Utility 2.0: Part 2 "The Present"; John Farrell, Renewable Energy World, Sep 30, 2015
OREP's Vision: Oregon communities powered by clean, renewable energy.