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: 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: 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
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
The staggering economic cost of air pollution; Chelsea Harvey, The Washington Post, Jan 29, 2016
OREP's Vision: Oregon communities powered by clean, renewable energy.