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These news and opinion items are gathered by National Wind Watch to help keep readers informed about developments related to industrial wind energy. They do not necessarily reflect the opinions of National Wind Watch. They are the products of and owned by the organizations or individuals noted and are shared here according to “fair use” and “fair dealing” provisions of copyright law.


September 17, 2019 • OregonPrint storyE-mail story

Offshore wind energy looks more promising for Oregon

Oregon’s high desert is getting crowded, so wind power advocates are once again looking to the sea. At a conference last week in Portland, ocean energy advocates presented an update on the state of offshore wind power in Oregon. Costs have dropped dramatically since the last failed attempt to harness the wind over Oregon’s Pacific waters, making an offshore, deep-water wind farm once again seem feasible. A stretch of the Pacific Ocean off the coast between Humboldt County, California, and . . . Complete story »


September 12, 2019 • Oregon, U.S.Print storyE-mail story

Hoary bat numbers declining at rate that suggests species in jeopardy in Pacific Northwest

The hoary bat, the species of bat most frequently found dead at wind power facilities, is declining at a rate that threatens its long-term future in the Pacific Northwest, according to a novel and comprehensive research collaboration based at Oregon State University—Cascades. The findings, published today in Ecology and Evolution, result from modeling based on field surveys across Oregon and Washington that began in 2003. Bat population declines are problematic for a host of reasons. Bats provide ecosystem services in . . . Complete story »


August 7, 2019 • OregonPrint storyE-mail story

Oregon Supreme Court invalidates energy facility permit approval rules

The future of two large power projects in Oregon was unclear after the state’s highest court said the process by which they got permission to build was invalid. Oregon Supreme Court justices, in a 6-0 opinion Aug. 1, held the 2017 rules that the Oregon Energy Facility Siting Council used to grant site certificates to developers are invalid because the council failed to adopt a written method of tracking the success of the rules. The court also held that the . . . Complete story »


August 7, 2019 • OregonPrint storyE-mail story

Court decision could nullify Deschutes wind farm permit

A recent state Supreme Court decision is expected to nullify a permit for the Summit Ridge Wind Farm project in Wasco County. The Aug. 1 ruling sided with a coalition of nine conservation and other groups, led by Friends of the Columbia Gorge, finding that the Oregon Energy Facility Siting Council’s rules for amending permits for projects, called site certificates, were invalid. “Our conclusion is that none of the amendments applied for since that 2017 date can be processed further . . . Complete story »


August 7, 2019 • OregonPrint storyE-mail story

Summit Ridge: Supreme Court ruling terminates two windfarm project expansions in Gorge

On Aug. 1, the Oregon Supreme Court ruled in favor of a coalition of nine conservation organizations, led by the Friends of the Columbia Gorge, invalidating rules adopted in 2017 by the Oregon Energy Facility Siting Council (EFSC). The decision is expected to invalidate two, among others, controversial power projects – the Perennial Wind Chaser Station in Umatilla County and the Summit Ridge Wind Farm in Wasco County. “Our conclusion is that none of the amendments applied for since that 2017 . . . Complete story »


August 5, 2019 • OregonPrint storyE-mail story

State improperly shut the public out of deciding where to place energy facilities

The Oregon Supreme Court this week made it harder for energy companies to site facilities where opponents don’t want them—including, possibly, a long-proposed wind farm along the Deschutes River near the Columbia Gorge. As the state continues its transition away from fossil fuels, the siting of energy facilities will likely be increasingly contentious and so the decision provides important leverage for the public. The court ruled in favor of nine conservation groups who argued that the state agency responsible for . . . Complete story »


August 4, 2019 • OregonPrint storyE-mail story

Oregon Supreme Court ruling could nix permits for big energy projects

PORTLAND – An Oregon Supreme Court ruling could bring an end to permits for two big energy projects in Eastern Oregon and eight more statewide. The Oregon Energy Facility Siting Council in October 2017 adopted a swifter, less public method to amend permits, or site certificates, for wind farms, thermal power plants and other large energy facilities. While the traditional “type A” review process involved public notices and hearings, the new “type B” process cut out the public involvement, including allowing . . . Complete story »


August 1, 2019 • Oregon, Press releasesPrint storyE-mail story

Oregon Supreme Court invalidates Energy Council’s rules for modifying power plants

Today’s ruling is also expected to terminate two long-pending energy projects. PORTLAND, OR – Today the Oregon Supreme Court held in favor of a coalition of nine conservation organizations, invalidating rules adopted in 2017 by the Oregon Energy Facility Siting Council (EFSC) that had dramatically reduced transparency and discouraged public participation in permitting decisions for large power plants throughout Oregon. Today’s legal victory is also expected to terminate the previously issued permits for two controversial power projects, the Summit Ridge . . . Complete story »


July 24, 2019 • OregonPrint storyE-mail story

Wind energy projects pose conflicts; Rural areas weigh impacts

MORO – In Sherman County, every family gets a gift at Christmastime. In this sparsely populated stretch of Oregon where unrelenting winds swirl across wheat fields, wind power has stamped its insignia. Hundreds of wind turbines tower over the land, whirring as they generate electricity – and money. Wshh. Wshh. Wshh. Each December, households receive checks for $590 in exchange for use of their county as a wind site. Developers pay the bulk of the money to farmers whose land they lease. . . . Complete story »


July 23, 2019 • OregonPrint storyE-mail story

PGE plan calls for more renewables, energy storage

Portland General Electric unveiled a resource plan Monday that steers clear of fossil fuels, a departure from 2016, when the possibility of new natural gas plants brought a wave of opposition. The state’s largest electric utility said investments in energy efficiency, demand management, customer-generated energy, new renewables and energy storage could fill a capacity gap expected to open up in the coming decade – and keep it on a path to hit a greenhouse gas emissions reduction target unveiled last year. . . . Complete story »


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