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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 convesations from around the planet.

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.

March 2014
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RE News: Energy

Net-metering not "self-reliant"; Craig Morris, Energy Transition-The German Energiewende, March 7, 2014


Major New Distributed Generation Bill Introduced in Rhode Island General Assembly; Jerry Elmer, Conservation Law Foundation, February 28, 2014

World FIT News

EPIA: 37 GW of solar PV installed globally in 2013, driven by Asian feed-in tariffs; Solar Server, March 2014

Feed-in tariffs – do they discourage efficiency?; Craig Morris, Energy Transition-The German Energiewende, February 20, 2014

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RE News: Energy

Could Minnesota's "Value of Solar" Make Everyone a Winner?; John Farrell, Institute for Local Self-Reliance, March 13, 2014

Renewable Energy Provides 37% of All New US Electrical Generating Capacity in 2013; Kenneth Bossong, Renewable Energy World, January 27, 2014

Japan's Fukushima Commits to 100% Renewable Energy; Rona Fried, SustainableBusiness.com, February 5, 2014

World FIT News

EU Concludes French Feed-in Tariffs for Wind Energy Permissible; Paul Gipe, wind-works.org, March 28, 2014

Environment: Climate

Carbon emissions from German power sector "balanced" in 2013; Craig Morris, Renewables International, March 19, 2014

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Policy Basics: OREP Commentaries (Policy News: RE Policy Innovation)

Renewable Energy Cooperative Bill Passes, Signed by Governor Kitzhaber; Mark Pengilly, March 24, 2014

Policy News: RE Policy Innovation

100% renewable energy is only a matter of political will; Ann, 100% Renewables, March 11, 2014

Shared Clean Energy Program Advances in Connecticut Legislature; Hannah Masterjohn, Vote Solar, March 27, 2014 (via RenewableEnergyWorld.com)

RE News: Solar

California Flexes Its Solar Muscles; James Montgomery, Renewable Energy World, March 14, 2014

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Policy News: RE Policy Innovation

Solar, Will You Marry Me? (For a Contract Period of 20 Years); Laurel Passera, Renewable Energy World, February 14, 2014

RE News: Energy

Stanford scientist to unveil 50-state plan to transform US to renewable energy; Phys.org, Stanford University, Feb 15, 2014
    The Solutions Project - state-by-state roadmap to 100% renewables

Study: How wind energy can improve grid reliability; Martin LaMonica, Midwest Energy News, 01/28/2014





OREP's Vision for a sustainable, decentralized energy future:

  • A sustainable economy with family-wage, energy jobs throughout the state
  • Farmers, ranchers, tribes, and rural communities harnessing Oregon's abundant and varied renewable resources
  • Private and community ownership of solar panels across the built environment
  • Local financing of renewable energy projects keeping energy dollars recirculating in Oregon
  • Flourishing renewable energy industries across the state
  • Energy-informed voter support for renewable energy
  • A healthy environment, minimally impacted by energy production

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