Janine Benner

Oregon Takes a Strong Stand for Clean Energy

There is a strong groundswell of support for solar power and energy efficiency in Oregon. This has boosted the state’s programs and amplified their accomplishments, according to Janine Benner, director of Oregon Department of Energy. In this interview, she said Oregon is using these technologies to offset the environmental impact of its growing IT industry.

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GE Wants to Build Virtual Power Plants Using Blockchain

GE is investigating blockchain to potentially incorporate the technology into a virtual power plant offering, which was likely delivered via the company’s Predix platform.

Electric Vehicles: The Swiss Army Knife of the Grid

Experts see a future where electric vehicles provide an array of grid services from moderating fluctuations of demand response to soaking up excess renewable generation.

Oregon Quick Data

Energy Efficiency:
Source: ACEEE
Score 6.50 / 8
Score 12.00 / 20
Score 8.00 / 10
Source: DSIRE
Energy Efficiency Programs:
147 Incentives and Policies
Solar Power:
Source: DSIRE
Renewable Energy Programs:
58 Incentives and Policies
Solar Energy Programs:
48 Incentives and Policies
Source: YPCCC

of people in Oregon support funding research into renewable energy sources in 2018.

(Same as the national average)
(est. 2,303,203 of 2,755,786 adults)

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