A large gap exists between the costs and benefits of NW Natural’s plan to produce and blend green hydrogen into natural gas for customers in Eugene.
By Alex Baumhardt - Oregon Capital Chronicle
Leah Feldon, deputy director of the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality will lead the agency following the departure of former Director Richard Whitman this week.
Districts have two more years to spend $1 billion in federal funds, but some say the benefits have been temporary and have come with unintended consequences.
About one-quarter fewer groups received funding this year, but the grant amounts were double what they were the year prior for groups who did receive them.
The state Legislature’s emergency board will consider approving less than one-quarter of the $4 million the Morrow County Commission has requested.
Both states are preparing to pitch the region as a hub for clean hydrogen energy, vying for billions in federal funding and setting a standard for other states to follow.
At a panel in Portland, two of Oregon’s U.S. representatives and U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the Inflation Reduction Act will help many people reduce their carbon footprint.
Oregon students would no longer need to pass a test showing a grasp of nine “essential skills” and would need to take a class to help plan for life after high school.
Attorneys general in Oregon, Washington and California are asking the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to deny a proposal due to climate change.
Nearly every school district and education service district in Oregon has applied for state dollars to offer hiring and retention bonuses ahead of the new school year.