Oregon

Oregon

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.

Oregon Articles

Photovoltaics

Loan-Guarantee Program Fuels Innovative Energy Technology

A secure and responsible energy future relies on innovation. Technological innovation is needed to help increase energy efficiency and advance the energy economy. “De-risking” new energy technologies is a critical step in bringing innovation to market. And this is a step directly addressed by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Innovative Technology Loan Guarantee Program.
External News

Trump’s Solar Tariffs Cause a Scramble in the Industry

While producing more panels in the United States will create a few hundred jobs, solar tariffs could cost tens of thousands, largely on the installation side of the business.
Reports

The State(s) of Distributed Solar — 2017 Update

Energy production from renewable sources continues to expand in the United States at a rapid clip, thanks in no small part to the substantial growth of solar energy — and distributed solar in particular — in recent years.

Oregon Quick Data

Energy Efficiency:
Source: ACEEE
Buildings:
Score 6.50 / 8
Utilities:
Score 12.00 / 20
Transportation:
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
84%

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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