Oregon Natural Gas Prices Cut

By Jim McCoy Wed 31st October Newsenergynatural gas
Rates for natural gas in Oregon have been cut. The Public Utility Commission said Wednesday it has ordered three companies to reduce rates based on the lower prices they pay for gas. It said gas supply has been surging as a result of new drilling techniques. Oregon gets gas mainly from Canada and the Rocky Mountain region.Read More »

Energy Freedom: the role of energy & how environmentalists control its use - Marita Noon

By admin Fri 20th July FocusTodayenergy
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Marita Noon, Executive Director of Energy Makes America Great lays out all the obstacles blocking a balanced energy approach that can allow us to run a prosperous economy and protect the environment.

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Geothermal Plant Near Vale Begins Operation Next Week

By Jim McCoy Fri 29th June Newsenergygeothermal

The operator of Oregon's first geothermal plant near Vale says it will start generating electricity this summer.  In an update Wednesday to Malheur County officials, U.S. Geothermal environmental manager Scott Nichols said the first of three power plant units will start on July 6. The second will follow later in July and the third by the end of the summer.
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Governor Unveils 10-Year Energy Plan

By Jim McCoy Tue 5th June NewsenergyJohn Kitzhaber

Gov. John Kitzhaber has put together his strategy for weaning Oregon off of fossil fuels and increasing the use of renewable energy.

     The draft plan released Tuesday calls for improving energy efficiency and conservation, making it easier to build renewable energy facilities, and speeding up the switch to alternative fuel vehicles.
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