renewable energy

Avangrid Renewables

A Portland-based energy developer has signed property leases for a big solar farm in Klickitat County near the Columbia River. When completed, the solar project will be the largest in Washington state.

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Climate activists want Washington state to be powered exclusively by renewable energy within 10 years. They rallied at the state Capitol Monday—the first day of the legislative session.

Oregon Energy Tax Credit Sales Under Investigation

Jul 31, 2015
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The Oregon Secretary of State’s office has requested documents in an investigation of the state Department of Energy. The probe relates to tax credits for renewable energy projects.

M3 Wave

An engineering company based in Salem, Oregon, says it is close to deploying the first submerged wave power generator on the West Coast. M3 Wave Energy Systems plans a temporary deployment late this summer in shallow water off the northern Oregon Coast.

A renewable energy consultant and the Oregon Institute of Technology have come up with an unusual financing plan for an even more unusual power plant idea.