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: Energy
Here's what it would take for the US to run on 100% renewable energy; David Roberts, Vox, May 3, 2016
Buffett vs. Musk: The clash of old and new energy titans; Daniel Rothberg, Las Vegas Sun, May 2, 2016
Policy News: US FiT News
At 16.4 MW, largest U.S. rooftop solar array will utilize LA muni's feed-in-tariff; Herman K. Trabish, Utility Dive, May 3, 2016
RE News: Solar
SunEdison Is Not Solyndra: Why 2016 Looks So Different From 2011; Clint Wilder, Clean Edge, May 01, 2016
DTE Energy, City of Detroit partner to convert blighted land into solar array and neighborhood park; PennEnergy, Mar 30, 2016
RE News: Storage & Integration
Tesla will install more energy storage with Solarcity in 2016 than the USA installed in 2015; John Fitzgerald Weaver, electrek, Apr 25, 2016
Policy News: Oregon FiT/RE News
Oregon Solar News: Policy Update 4/19/16; Jeff Bissonette, Oregon Solar Energy Industries Association
Policy News: World FiT News
German PV auctions reach record low price, but most bids still lose; Craig Morris, Energy Transition, Apr 27, 2016
Curbing Methane Pollution Could be Our Best Bet for Slowing Climate Change; Emma Foehringer Merchant, Newsweek, Apr 29, 2016
Massive Victory for 7 Kids in Climate Change Lawsuit in Washington State; Our Children's Trust, EcoWatch, Apr 29, 2016
Policy News: RE Policy Innovation
Exploring How Cities Can Switch To A Low-Carbon Energy Grid; Joshua S Hill, CleanTechnica, April 28th, 2016
OREP's Vision: Oregon communities powered by clean, renewable energy.