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Pacific Northwest Energy Digest January 2017

Diane Henkels

The Pacific Northwest Energy Digest is a summary of mostly government energy-related events in the Pacific Northwest.  Events included are generally free and open to the public participation.  Below is the Pacific Northwest Energy Digest for January 2017.  Some highlights include the following: 


—Oregon Public Utility Commission (OPUC) reports re Climate Change & Solar Energy

—Oregon Dept of Energy Renewable Energy Grant

--Business Oregon with larger community solar projects

--OPUC re Transportation electrification rules

--OPUC re Energy storage guidelines


--Legislature's Technology & Economic Development Committee re renewables policies


—Idaho National Lab's education STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math) grants

--Idaho National Lab's Electric Vehicle research 

--INL & nuclear museum


—Carbon capture from Colstrip coal plant

—Interim Legislative Newsletter 


—Governor's Response to White House Announcement re Oil and Gas Leasing in the Arctic

National (the other Washington):

--SBA grants for SBIR and STTR grants (small business and technology/innovation)

--Federal court ruling denying dismissal of childrens' lawsuit re climate change

--Aquaharmonics in Portland, OR wins a Wave Energy prize from US Dept of Energy


--National Governors' Association modernizing the grid, including Oregon and Washington