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Gorak out as Senate votes down governor's Public Utilities Commission pick

Gov. David Ige’s appointment to the Public Utilities Commission was voted down by the state Senate Friday.

Ige appointed Thomas Gorak to the commission last June to fill the seat of outgoing commissioner Michael Champley. 106 more words

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Uber Fined For Violations In Colorado

By Rick Sallinger

DENVER (CBS4) – The ride sharing company Uber has been fined thousands of dollars so far this year for a variety of violations, including one involving a driver who didn’t have a valid driver’s license. 438 more words

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NW Natural charts a green-energy path

Portland-based natural gas utility shows how it can reduce carbon emissions

At a time when President Donald Trump is forcing the federal government to disregard the threat from climate change, NW Natural is charting a strategy to achieve what it calls “aggressive greenhouse gas reductions.” 10 more words

Portland Tribune

Climate Activists Tell PGE: Don’t Even Think About New Natural Gas Plants

Environmental groups gathered Wednesday outside the Portland General Electric headquarters in Portland to protest the utility’s effort to permit two new natural gas plants to replace its coal-fired power plant, which is scheduled to shut down in 2020. 17 more words

Jefferson Public Radio

Apple drives solar-array construction

Computer giant to buy enough power to run a small city

Apple is the customer behind a 56-megawatt solar array — the largest so far in Oregon — that is under construction in Crook County, according to Apple’s latest environmental sustainability… 17 more words

Oregon Legislature

Uber Is Launching Its Electric Car Rental Service in Portland

–Uber says they chose Portland to launch the service because Oregon has stronger clean energy laws than any other state.–

Today, Uber announced that Portland will be the first U.S. 35 more words

Willamette Week

Gov. Dayton Vetoes Bill That Would Decrease Utility Regulatory Oversight

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Gov. Mark Dayton has vetoed legislation that would have decreased the oversight of a state electric utility regulator.

The Republican-controlled Legislature passed the bill earlier this month altering the Public Utilities Commission’s responsibilities for electric co-ops. 109 more words

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