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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.

February 2016
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RE News: Energy

Report: Climate Consequences from Logging Forests for Bioenergy; Josh Schlossberg, Energy Justice Network, Feb 8, 2016

Big News: 39 States and Their Utilities Write Plan for Deep CO2 Reductions; Mike Jacobs, Union of Concerned Scientists, Feb 8, 2016

RE News: Storage & Integration

Solar microgrids and batteries could prevent another Black Saturday bushfire; Max Opray, The Guardian, Feb 7, 2016

RE News: Wind

Germany leads Europe in offshore wind energy growth; Arthur Nelson, The Guardian, Feb 2, 2016

RE News: Policy Innovation

Study Contemplates New York REV's Impact on System; William Opalka, RTO Insider, Feb 2, 2016


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RE News: Wind

Germany leads Europe in offshore wind energy growth; Arthur Neslen, The Guardian, Feb 2, 2016

Policy News: RE Policy Innovation

Utilities throw weight behind plan to eliminate coal and increase renewables; Ted Sickinger, The Oregonian, Jan 30, 2016

Policy Basics: Presentations

Summary: Rocky Mountain Institute Community Energy Planning Guide; Kathleen Newman, OREP, Feb 2, 2015

Summary: City of San Diego Climate Action Plan; Leah Parks-Schoinas, OREP, Feb 2, 2015

Greenest City 2020 Action Plan - Vancouver, BC; Jim Powers, OREP, Feb 2, 2015

Getting to 100: Governments Leading the Charge; Bryce Yonker, Clean Edge, Jan 12, 2016


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RE News: Energy

The U.S. Could Switch to Mostly Renewable Energy, No Batteries Needed; Sarah Zielinski, Smithsonian.com, Jan 25, 2016

Minnesota mayor aims for net zero by 2031; Frank Jossi, Midwest Energy News, Jan 25, 2016

Environment: Climate

The staggering economic cost of air pollution; Chelsea Harvey, The Washington Post, Jan 29, 2016


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