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May 8, 2013
Two Department Employees Recognized for Outstanding Public Service

Two Department of Energy employees have been nominated for the Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medal for their work to improve medical treatment and reduce greenhouse gases.

March 28, 2013
EIS-0495: Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement

Walla Walla Basin Spring Chinook Hatchery Program; Milton-Freewater, Oregon, and Dayton, Washington

February 12, 2013
The Deputy Secretary tours Oregon’s Caithness Shepherds Flat wind farm, which is able to create up to 845 megawatts of emission-free wind power (enough electricity to power nearly 260,000 homes).
Wind Taking Flight in Oregon

Investments in the clean energy economy are paying off in Oregon and across the country.

February 6, 2013
Photos of One of the World's Largest Wind Farms

Located in Arlington, Oregon, Shepherds Flat generates up to 845 megawatts of wind power everyday and helped grow the local economy.

January 22, 2013
Artist rendering of Ocean Power Technologies' proposed wave park off the coast of Oregon. | Photo courtesy of Ocean Power Technologies.
Ocean Energy Projects Developing On and Off America's Shores

How we're supporting innovative projects that harness America's strong wave and tidal resources.

January 10, 2013
BPA Headquarters Now “Gold Certified” for Sustainability

BPA recently became the first federal agency in Portland, Oregon, to achieve the city's Sustainability at Work Gold Certification for sustainability efforts at its headquarters building.

December 27, 2012
Using money from the Recovery Act, Blue Mountain Hospital replaced one of its 1950s crude oil boilers with a wood-pellet boiler -- saving the hospital about $100,000 a year in heating costs. | Photo courtesy of the Oregon Department of Energy.
Oregon Hospital Heats Up with a Biomass Boiler

Highlighting how a rural Oregon hospital was able to cut its heating bills while stimulating the local economy.

November 16, 2012
Southern Oregon University: Committed to Sustainability

In this edition of “Clean Energy in Our Community," we explore how Southern Oregon University is working to create a carbon-neutral campus by 2050.

November 7, 2012
(From Left) Stuart Harris, Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, Director of the Department of Science and Engineering, Dave Huizenga, Senior Advisor for the Office of Environmental Management, and Tracey LeBeau, Director of the Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs at the groundbreaking of a field station in Oregon.
Helping STEM Education Take Root: Breaking Ground on a Field Station in Indian Country

Improving science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education in the United States can provide a path forward for national defense, economic prosperity and international competitiveness.  Looking to the future, the Office of Environmental Management is partnering with the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation to help STEM education take root in the Pacific Northwest.

September 28, 2012
BPA Turns 75: A Look Back and a Look Ahead

The Columbia River and its hydroelectric dams have been a vital part of the Northwest’s economic engine for 75 years.