NEEC News Blog

The Energy Trust of Oregon has issued a draft strategic planning document for public comment. In it, the public goods administrator for private electric and natural gas utilities in Oregon, outlines future potential for energy efficiency acquisition.

The plan outlines two major goals for the organization;

  1. Help utilities and their ratepayers acquire all cost-effective energy efficiency, saving between 200 and 244 average megawatts between 2009 and 2013 and 8.5 million to...
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The dust has settled on the 2009 Oregon legislative session. Two bills of significance for the energy efficiency industry passed and were signed by the Governor. The following was excerpted from the Oregon Citizen’s Utility Board (CUB) newsletter:

HB 2626 and HB 2180: HB 2626 (Energy Efficiency and Sustainable Technology Act) was introduced to provide a series of pilot projects intended to deliver increased energy efficiency services to...

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Stan Price, NEEC Executive Director, was quoted in the recent Puget Sound Business Journal that “Talking about it isn’t as stimulating as spending it.” Here is an update on how close the state’s are to spending it.

Washington: Local communities have submitted their block grant plans to US DOE and hope to hear approval by early Fall. Cities and counties of sufficient population get direct grants through the EECBG program and...

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