DOE forms advisory committee
The Oregon Department of Energy announced Wednesday it has formed an Energy Advisory Committee designed to give companies and organizations with a stake in the state's energy policy a formal way to provide input to the department.
The new 23-member committee will meet for the first time Thursday at a meeting open to the public in Salem.
"Now is the time to initiate the advisory committee given greater interest in energy and creating more 'green' jobs, particularly as it relates to bio-energy and conservation programs for Oregon schools," said Bob Repine, DOE director, in a statement. "The Energy Advisory Committee is our way of offering Oregonians a chance to participate in developing energy goals for our state."
Inaugural members of the committee include representatives from PacifiCorp, Portland General Electric and Northwest Natural, in addition to groups such as Renewable Northwest Project, Association of Oregon Counties and Energy Trust of Oregon.
A full list of members is available on the DOE website.
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