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  • Alt. Fuel Vehicle Loan Program Increases to $3 Million for Qualifying Fleet Projects
    Oregon public schools, state and municipal public agencies, and federally recognized tribes interested in expanding their alternative fuel vehicle fleets are eligible for loans through the Oregon Department of Energy. The agency recently increased its Alternative Fuel Vehicle Revolving Loan Fund to $3 million for qualifying fleet projects across the state. ODOE’s loan program for alternative fuel vehicles offers flexible terms and energy expertise from the agency’s policy and innovation division. In addition to public entities and federally recognized tribes statewide, the loan program is also available to private businesses in the Portland vehicle inspection area and the Medford-Ashland air quality maintenance area. For details, please go here.
  • ODOE office closed for Thanksgiving holiday
    Our office will be closed on November 26 and 27 for the Thanksgiving holiday. We will reopen on Monday, November 30 at 8 a.m.​ Enjoy your holiday and consider these tips for an energy-efficient Thanksgiving:

    • Keep the oven door closed. Checking on your turkey now and again is fine, but opening the door too often reduces the oven temperature by as much as 25 degrees. Your oven has to work harder to get back to the desired temp. Peek through the window instead.
    • Oven and stove going all day? Extra bodies visiting your house? Turn your furnace down a few degrees – your home will still stay cozy.
    • Electric ranges benefit from clean burners – they run more efficiently, which decreases cooking times.
  • Drought in Oregon: Learn how you can save water every day
    In response to Governor Brown’s Executive Order 15-09, the Oregon Department of Energy is participating in state agency efforts to encourage water conservation and reduce water use. Learn more about how you can save water at home, at work, and at play. Even better: saving water can save both energy and money. Check out our recent Oregon Energy Advisor article on Water Conservation.
  • Oregon ranks fourth nationwide for energy efficiency
    light bulbs 2.jpgOregon is the fourth most energy efficient state in the nation, according to rankings released on October 22 from the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy. This is the ninth straight year Oregon has been in the Top 10. Read more ​about our statewide work on energy efficiency.​​
  • Is your family prepared for an extended power outage?
    Tower-rainbow.JPGIt is not very often that Oregonians have to suffer through an extended power outage. Because it rarely happens, many of us are not adequately prepared for one. To help you get through an outage in relative comfort, here is some helpful advice from our friends at Portland General Electric and Pacific Power.
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