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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.

September 21, 2012
EIS-0489: Notice of Additional Public Scoping Meetings

Jordan Cove Liquefaction Project (Coos County, OR) and Pacific Connector Pipeline Project (Coos, Klamath, Jackson, and Douglas Counties, OR)

August 28, 2012
EIS-0489: Notice of Comment Period Extension and Additional Scoping Meetings

Jordan Cove Liquefaction Project (Coos County, OR) and Pacific Connector Pipeline Project (Coos, Klamath, Jackson, and Douglas Counties, OR)

August 27, 2012
The community of Vernonia, Oregon, celebrates the opening of a new energy efficient school. | Photo courtesy of April Baer, OPB.
EECBG Success Story: Energy Efficiency Upgrades Part of Winning Formula for Oregon School District

The rural community of Vernonia, Oregon is incorporating energy efficiency measures into the school district buildings, including an energy efficient integrated heating and cooling system. This feature, along with upgrades to the building envelope and lighting, are estimated to reduce the school district’s annual energy usage by 43 percent. Learn more.