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Oregon Department of Energy launches Energy Advisory Committee
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Andrea Simmons
In Oregon 1-800-221-8035

SALEM—In response to increased interest in energy issues, the Oregon Department of Energy (ODOE) will launch an Energy Advisory Committee, a chance for stakeholders to engage in energy policies that affect Oregonians.    
According to ODOE Director Bob Repine, the Energy Advisory Committee will have a broad mission, different from the regular rule-making process that focuses on specific ODOE program issues. The advisory committee, which plans to meet regularly, will be asked for input into new policy recommendations. Since 1975, ODOE has led the state’s energy strategy by promoting conservation and renewable energy programs, providing technical assistance and siting new energy facilities. 
Repine organized the committee based on feedback from stakeholders, who wanted to have a regular say in the state’s future energy policies. 
“Now is the time to initiate the advisory committee given the heightened interest in energy and creating more ‘green’ jobs, particularly as it relates to BioEnergy and conservation programs for Oregon schools,” says Repine. “The Energy Advisory Committee is our way of offering Oregonians a chance to participate in developing energy goals for our state,” Repine added.    
The energy advisory group is comprised of a cross section of representatives from around the state and includes organizations such as the Association of Oregon Counties; League of Oregon Cities; Bonneville Power Administration; Oregon Municipal Electric Utilities; Energy Trust of Oregon; Community Renewable Energy Association; Oregon Homebuilders and Oregon’s investor owned utilities. A complete list of Energy Advisory Committee members is available at Oregon.gov/ENERGY/energy_advisory_committee.shtml.
The public is invited to attend this initial organizational meeting of the Energy Advisory Committee to be held Thursday, Dec 16, at the Local Government Center, 1201 Court Street NE in Salem.  The meeting will convene at 1:30p.m. A meeting agenda is available at
About the Department of Energy: The Oregon Department of Energy (ODOE) provides tax credits, loans, technical assistance and energy information for homes, businesses, manufacturing, farms, ranches, schools and governments. For more information, visit ODOE’s website at www.oregon.gov/energy.


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