Tag Archives: U.S. Dept. of Energy

Landowners fight proposed Jordan Cove pipeline

The U.S. Department of Energy this week authorized the export of natural gas from the proposed Jordan Cove pipeline and export facility in southwest Oregon. The export facility north of Coos Bay would become the first export facility for liquefied natural gas on the West Coast of the United States. Meanwhile, local landowners opposed to […]
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US signs order for first West Coast gas-export terminal

The Trump administration on Monday formally authorized exports from a proposed Oregon natural-gas terminal, the first on the U.S. West Coast. Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette signed the order for the proposed Jordan Cove liquid natural gas terminal in Coos Bay, Oregon. Monday’s approval for the project, which would target markets in Asia, is part of […]
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3 Hanford Nuclear Site Structures At High Risk Of Collapsing

Three radioactively contaminated structures are at high risk of collapsing on a former nuclear weapons production site, but could be stabilized by filling them with a concrete-like grout within the next year, the federal government said. Source: 3 Hanford Nuclear Site Structures At High Risk Of Collapsing . News | OPB

State fines DOE $1 million over Hanford information access

Washington state issued a fine of just over $1 million to the Department of Energy on Monday, accusing it of restricting access to important information about the Hanford nuclear reservation. DOE has appealed the state’s determination that it has not met legal requirements for sharing information with the state. DOE previously said federal law limits […]
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Oregon DOE Shares ‘Green Choices’ To Reduce Holiday Energy Consumption

The Oregon Department of Energy along with Energy Trust of Oregon share green tips to help consumers reduce their energy consumption during the holidays. Source: Oregon DOE Shares ‘Green Choices’ To Reduce Holiday Energy Consumption

Western governors: States not consulted on nuclear waste 

Western governors are disappointed that the U.S. Department of Energy didn’t consult their states’ nuclear waste experts before releasing a five-year plan for a nuclear waste facility in New Mexico, the governors say. The Western Governors’ Association in a Sept. 30 letter to the Energy Department said the plan released in August for the Waste […]
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Solar Manufactured Homes Concept Wins National Award For Portland Firm 

An idea to build solar panels into manufactured homes has given a Portland-based company a big win in a year-long national competition. The U.S. Department of Energy and Renewable Energy announced Phase3 Photovoltaics along with another team won the first round of the American-Made Solar Prize. The competition aims to to revitalize U.S. solar manufacturing by helping  […]
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Trump Administration Reverses Energy-Efficiency Standards For Lightbulbs 

The standards were set to go into effect in January and gradually phase out incandescent and halogen bulbs used for items such as bathroom vanities, recessed lighting and candle-shape lights. The Trump administration is rolling back requirements for new, energy-efficient lightbulbs. The Energy Department announced the move on Wednesday, withdrawing standards that were to be […]
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Hanford nuclear waste report comes up short, say experts

Not enough is known to decide on the best and most economical way to treat much of the low-activity radioactive waste in Hanford’s underground tanks, said a committee of the National Academies of Sciences. Still, a decision may need to be made soon to be ready to treat the waste on schedule, it said. Source: […]
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Hanford Nuclear Site Cleanup Contracts Extended

The U.S. Department of Energy plans to extend two major environmental cleanup contracts for up to a year at a contaminated nuclear site in Washington state. The Tri-City Herald reported Tuesday that the extensions were granted at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation rather than establishing new contracts that might have caused delays. Source: Hanford Nuclear Site Cleanup Contracts […]
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