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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.

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.

September 2014
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Policy News: World FiT News

Sun and Wind Alter Global Landscape, Leaving Utilities Behind; Justin Gillissept, New York Times, Sept 13, 2014

RENews: Energy | Policy Basics: Reports

REthinking Energy: Towards a new power system; international Renewable Energy Agency, September 2014 [Executive Summary]


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Policy News: US FiT News
Austin, Texas Passes a New Law Making Solar a 'Default' Generation Resource; Stephen Lacey, greentechSolar, Aug 29, 2014

RE News: Energy | Environment: Climate

Accounting for the Expanding Carbon Shadow From Coal-Burning Plants; Andrew Revkin, New York Times, Aug 28, 2014

Of Mice and Microgrids: A Profile of the US' Largest Microgrid; Elisa Wood, Microgrid Knowledge, July 10, 2014


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Policy News: World FiT News
"Market" makes German solar up to 30% more expensive; Craig Morris, Renewables International, Aug 22, 2014

Changes for solar in Germany; Craig Morris, Renewables International, Apr 3, 2014


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Policy News: Community RE
Hawaii's utilities plan for 67% renewables by 2030; Herman K. Trabish, Utility Dive, Sept 3, 2014

Policy News: Policy Innovation

Could FERC Implement a Carbon Price Equivalent?; Kennedy Maize, POWERmag, Aug 25, 2014


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Policy News: Community RE
For Minnesota churches, clean energy is a higher calling; Frank Jossi, Midwest Energy News, Aug 29, 2014

Environment: Climate
Natural Law: Does the public trust doctrine that protects air, water, and endangered species apply to climate?; Mary DeMocker, Oregon Quarterly, Autumn 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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