Alerts and Events: Oregon
These postings are provided to help publicize and provide examples of the efforts of affiliated groups and individuals related to industrial wind energy development. Most of the notices posted here are not the product of nor are they necessarily endorsed by National Wind Watch.
FYI and to encourage and give hope to other communities confronted with a seemingly fruitless battle against wind farms, I offer you an overview of our fight and so far, victory and our new challenge. Friends of the Grande Ronde Valley (FGRV) gathered together and began its fight against the 161 wind turbines of the proposed Antelope Ridge Wind Farm sometime in late 2009. With the strong leadership of Dennis and Pamela Wilkerson FGRV was able to fully utilize and . . .
IP3 is a citizen initiative for the November 2014 ballot. It would simply recognize all hydro-electric power as a renewable energy under the state’s renewable energy portfolio law that requires a certain percentage of a utility’s power comes from renewable energy sources. Here you’ll learn about IP3 or the “Hydro as Renewable Energy” Act. You’ll find out why IP3 makes sense and how you can join with other to put this citizens’ initiative on the November 2014. You can download . . .
Draft report released January 3, 2012 The Oregon Public Health Division spent the last year responding to questions from the Oregon Department of Energy (ODOE), local health departments, and community members in Eastern Oregon about the potential health impacts of wind energy facilities on Oregon communities. The draft Wind Energy Health Impact Assessment is a tool to help community members, elected officials and ODOE understand and respond to health-related questions about wind energy developments in Oregon. This initial HIA on . . .
Click here for 1-minute radio ad. Click here to download original flyer. [Click here for opinion piece by the Friends of the Grande Ronde Valley president, Dennis Wilkinson.] [Click here for July 30, 2007, press release by National Wind Watch: “Conservation Is More Effective Than Wind Energy”.]
What: Oregon Public Health officials are hosting three listening sessions to learn about people’s experiences and health concerns related to wind farms near their communities. Who: These meetings are open to the public. People with concerns about the potential health impacts of wind farms are encouraged to attend. Where and When: La Grande: Wednesday, Nov. 3, 6:30 – 8 p.m. Eastern Oregon University, Hoke Union Building, One University Blvd., third floor. For directions, call 541-962-3704 or visit www.eou.edu/campus_maps/driving_directions.html Pendleton: Thursday, . . .
Friends of the Grande Ronde Valley (FGRV) float depicting Craig Mountain (silhouetted in the background) if the Antelope Ridge Wind Farm’s 164 wind turbines are approved by Oregon Department of Energy. The homemade float appeared and received blue ribbons in several Eastern Oregon parades and events over the summer of 2010. FGRV supporters on foot, on horseback and even lamas marched along with the float all summer long. On a closer look of the float you can see covered wagons . . .
Wind Turbines in Hood River, Oregon Financial Risks A recent article in the Oregonian describes just how bad things can get when making revenue forecasts related to wind projects. “State officials deliberately underestimated the cost of Gov. Ted Kulongoski’s plan to lure green energy companies to Oregon with big taxpayer subsidies, resulting in a program that cost 40 times more than unsuspecting lawmakers were told – The incentives are now under intense scrutiny at the Oregon Department of Energy, which is . . .