Each month, we post the updates from the state and provincial caucus reports…
By Region: Oregon
NWEC Post ’11 Comments
NWEC_FinalReplyLC48 – NWEC comments, and joint comments with RNP, CUB, etc., in PGE’s Boardman IRP LC48Group 10-29 Comments LC48Group10-29Attachment
Former Oregon Secretary of State Bill Bradbury has been appointed by Governor Kulongoski to the position being vacated by Melinda Eden on the Northwest Power and Conservation Council.
You can read the full story online at The Oregonian.
Several companies have been working with the Energy Trust of Oregon and the city of Portland to solarize the city. The project goes from neighborhood to neighborhood, with hundreds of customers signing for installation of photovoltaic cells. So Portland is experiencing a huge penetration of solar power at very reasonable costs thanks to economies of scale…
The Coalition, Partnership and NRDC appreciate the opportunity to submit these comments in support of BPA’s proposed energy efficiency budget for FY 2012 and 2013. This proposed budget is consistent with the energy savings targets committed to in the Regional Dialogue policy and the Post-2011 efficiency plan.
The Daily Journal of Commerce Oregon talks about the eventual shutdown of the Boardman coal-fired power plant and what might replace the power it generates. You can read the article here.
The NW Energy Coalition (NWEC or “Coalition”) appreciates this opportunity to
comment on Portland General’s Integrated Resource Plan, as amended (IRP or “Plan”). Although PGE’s Plan encompasses a great number of issues, we will focus in these comments on two central questions: (1) a request to acknowledge a preferred Action Plan that includes the 2020 shutdown of Boardman; and, (2) a related request to approve an “alternative Action Plan” if the Company is unable to resolve several difficult regulatory contingencies by March 31, 2011, making the preferred plan, in PGE’s determination, impossible to complete.
NW Energy Coalition executive board member Jeff Bissonnette of the Citizens’ Utility Board link of Oregon (CUB) provided the following recap of the recently completed state legislative session…
NW Energy Coalition executive director Sara Patton presents the Bob Olsen Memorial Conservation Eagle, the Coalition’s highest honor, to Energy Trust of Oregon for their leadership for a clean and affordable energy future.