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Recent News

Governor Signs Bill to Preserve Oregon's RPS

Salem, Ore.—Today Governor John Kitzhaber signed HB 4126 to preserve Oregon’s highly successful Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS). The bill is the result of a diverse stakeholder process convened by the Governor to address a ballot measure, which would have gutted the state’s RPS by allowing existing hydropower to count towards the standard. Renewable Northwest commends the Governor for his leadership in preserving the RPS, which has helped to bring over $9 billion of capital investment to Oregon as well as thousands of jobs and tax dollars to rural communities.

Northwest Delegates Commend Renewable Northwest

In honor of Renewable Northwest’s 20th anniversary, several members of the Northwest delegation have sent congratulatory letters to mark the occasion. The letters celebrate Renewable Northwest’s multiple accomplishments in the region that have resulted in over 7,600 megawatts of new, renewable energy resources, reducing our dependence on fossil fuels.

Renewable Energy Advocates Celebrate 20 Years of Progress

Over 400 well-wishers gathered on March 6th to celebrate Renewable Northwest Project’s 20th anniversary and to mark the region’s progress on new, clean, renewable resources. The diverse group of energy community participants, ranging from college students to senior utility officials, toasted the group’s successes and delighted in the “Wizard of Oz” theme for the evening by donning their ruby slippers and celebrating turning dreams into reality.

New Direction Needed on Oversupply Protocol at BPA

Portland, Ore. – Today the Bonneville Power Administration issued its draft Record of Decision on the Oversupply Management Protocol, which sets policy during over-generation events in high water years.  This is the first decision that Elliot Mainzer has issued since being named BPA’s Administrator.

News Highlights

Governor Kitzhaber Signs Bills that Support Clean Energy

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RNP Leads BPA Rate Case Settlement

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New Report: Over $9 Billion Invested In Oregon Renewable Resources

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Businesses Urge Governor Inslee to Extend Renewable Sales and Use Tax Exemption

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Renewable energy standard works

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Wind energy industry poised to increase velocity in Oregon

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Clean energy advocates provide action plan for climate change solutions

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Advocates, Businesses and Citizens Call for More Solar Power

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RNP Commends PacifiCorp for Modernizing Grid, Saving Consumers Money

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Events

NW Clean & Affordable Energy Conference

May 2, 2014 - May 3, 2014, Helena, MT
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AWEA Windpower 2014

May 5, 2014 - May 8, 2014, Las Vegas, Nevada,
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SolWest Fair

June 27, 2014 - June 29, 2014, La Grande, OR
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These are just the most recent events. See our full listing of events for more information.
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