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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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The Grand Finale: Energy-Grid Barriers and Solutions

On social media and at industry conventions, it is easy to find high-profile discussions on the technological revolution of electric grids. Experts on energy storage, distributed generation, and wireless options describe how emerging technologies are poised to transform the electricity sector. The hype is real. Energy companies are developing technologies at an increasingly rapid pace. But for all the attention on these new devices and expectations of market growth, there’s still no clear path to widespread adoption. As this series shows, several key barriers prevent technology adoption from keeping up with technology development.

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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