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Clean Power Plan repeal is largely a nonissue in Oregon

All sides agree: Coal train left the station.

The move Tuesday by Scott Pruitt, administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, to roll back the Obama-era Clean Power Plan will have little impact in Oregon. 69 more words

Bend Bulletin

Oregon utilities, regulators grapple over major renewables investments

Portland General Electric reduced its proposed $1 billion wind investment plans 40%, and PacifiCorp is still on the fence.

Oregon regulators and utilities are at a crossroads over how much to invest in large-scale renewable energy projects, as Portland General Electric trims its investment plans and PacifiCorp fends off opposition, the Portland Business Journal reports. 11 more words

Public Utilities Commission

NW Natural to move downtown

Gas company will leave iconic One Pacific Square headquarters building in Old Town/Chinatown neighborhood

NW Natural told its employees Friday that it is moving its headquarters from the Old Town/Chinatown neighborhood to leased office space in a new building at 250 S.W. 10 more words

Portland Tribune

PacifiCorp facing regulatory blowback on wind power plans

Staff advisers at Oregon’s utility regulator threw cold water on PacifiCorp’s plan to spend $3.5 billion, one of its biggest upgrades ever, on wind turbines and a new transmission line. 39 more words

The Oregonian

Editorial: Proposal for charging stations should be zapped

Electric cars may someday rule the road. It won’t happen if there aren’t enough places for them to plug in.

But who should pay for the charging stations?Both Pacific Power and Portland General Electric have proposals before Oregon’s Public Utility Commission that would allow them to pass the cost of building about a half a dozen charging stations apiece to their ratepayers. 21 more words

Opinion

 NW Natural again files reduced natural gas rates

NW Natural is asking Oregon’s Public Utility Commission to approve a reduced rate for the third consecutive year.If adopted, customers can expect to see lower bills starting Nov. 12 more words

Portland Tribune

Since You Asked: State can provide phone for hearing impaired

Q: I have a special hearing phone given to me by the state. It was some time back. The phone at this time is not working properly, so I called the state to see if they know of a way to repair it in Medford….. 70 more words

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