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Energy Trust staff in Southern, Eastern Oregon provides local connections to customers

For utility customers living in Southern or Eastern Oregon, one of the ways they learn about Energy Trust programs and services is through two community outreach managers located in these areas. Karen Chase in Cave Junction and Caryn Appler in Pendleton are Energy Trust’s on-the-ground community resources for local businesses, homeowners, renters, farmers and ranchers, schools, tribes and other organizations. In addition to connecting customers to Energy Trust resources and incentives, Chase and Appler ensure energy needs of their regions are top of mind for Energy Trust programs, so services can be tailored to support rural communities. Energy Trust a...

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Efficiency is the second largest energy resource in Oregon

While Oregon is on a path to a cleaner, low carbon future, there are still plenty of opportunities for more energy efficiency, according to the 2020 Biennial Energy Report released this month from Oregon Department of Energy. The report, which comes out every two years, helps inform local, state and regional policy development, energy planning and investment. Among this year’s findings: Energy efficiency is the second largest resource in Oregon after hydropower from large dams on the Columbia River and its tributaries, and efforts to increase energy efficiency have succeeded in reducing overall energy consumption. From 2000 to 2015, the amount of energ...

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