Power Oregon

Source Materials

Power Oregon keeps current with a broad spectrum of energy data, technology reports, and policy studies. Sources are added periodically. We will provide a list of materials organized by energy source upon request.

  • A Business Plan for America’s Energy Future, 2009, American Energy Innovation Council
  • A Future of Innovation and Growth, Clean Edge, 2009
  • A Greenprint for the Metro Region, Portland Prosperity Project, 2010
  • A New Paradigm for Economic Development, How Higher Education Institutions are Working to Revitalize Their Regional and State Economies, Shaffer & Wright, March 2010
  • A Resource Guide for Technology-Based Economic Development, State Science and Technology Institute, 2010
  • A Review of Solar Photovoltaic Levelized Cost of Electricity, Brankera, Pathaka, & Pearce, March 2011
  • A Way to Solve the Problem of Solar on Multi-Tenant Buildings? Clean Tech, 2011
  • A World of Opportunity: Hydro Energy Around The World, International Electrotechnical Commission, December 2010
  • Across the Globe, Big Corporate Dollars Aiming at Clean Energy, Clint Wilder, 2011
  • Advanced Energy Storage: What's the Value of Frequency Regulation? Chris Campbell, May 2011
  • Advancing Green Chemistry in Oregon, Oregon Green Chemistry Group, July 2010 Alternative Energy: When Catalysts Coalesce, Morgan Stanley Smith, October 2010
  • Alternative Transportation Fuels and Energy Efficiency, Western States Petroleum Association, November 2011
  • America's Energy Future: A Battle Between Entrenched Utilities and Clean, Local Power, John Farrell 2011
  • An Economic Development and Strategic Plan, Massachusetts Economic Development Planning Council, December 2011
  • Anatomy of a Solar PV System: How to Continue "Ferocious Cost Reductions" for Solar Electricity, Stephen Lacey, July 2011
  • Annual Energy Outlook, EIA, 2011
  • Annual Energy Review, Primary Energy Overview 1949-2010, EIA, 2011
  • Assessment of Offshore Wind Energy Resources for the United States, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, June 2010
  • Balancing Act: How Can We Deal With Variability? Renewable Energy News, 2011
  • Batteries for Energy Storage: New Developments Promise Grid Flexibility and Stability, Tildy Bayar, August 2011
  • BETC Program Overview, ECONorthwest, 2010
  • Billionaire Buffet Bets on Solar Energy, Steve Leone, December 2011
  • Boise Idaho: An Overview of the High‐Technology Economy in the Treasure Valley, Heike Mayer, PhD, Clean Edge, A Future of Innovation and Growth, April 2010
  • Bootstrapping High Tech, Brookings Institute, Heike Mayer, June 2009
  • Bringing Energy Closer to Home: Why Distributed Generation Works, Jeff Bladen, Mark Group, 2011
  • California, Oregon, Massachusetts, New York, and Colorado Top the Nation in Clean Energy Leadership, Clean Edge, May 2011
  • Can Venture Capital Really Influence Environmental Sustainability? Wharton, 2011
  • Capital Returns to the Energy Sector, Michael Butler, Cascadia Capital, June 2011
  • Carbon Free Prosperity, Clean Edge, 2008
  • Catching Up: The Role of State Science and Technology Policy in Open Innovation, Heike Mayer, August 2010
  • CCA Local Power Begins California Expansion, Mark Braly, June 2011
  • Centers of Invention: Leveraging the Mountain West Innovation Complex for Energy System Transformation, University of Nevada Las Vegas & The Brookings Institute, September 2010
  • Charting a Course for Arizona’s Technology-Based Economic Development, Milken Institute, December 2009
  • Clean Energy: Ten Trends to Watch in 2011 and Beyond, Pike Research
  • Clean Energy Economy, 2009, Pew Charitable Trust
  • Clean Energy Trends 2010, Clean Edge
  • Cleantech Cluster Profile, Portland Development Commission, 2008
  • Clean Tech Job Trends, Clean Edge, 2010
  • Climate Swindle: The Mirage of Carbon Offsets, Cascade Policy Institute, March 2010
  • Co-Generation and Renewables, International Energy Agency, 2011
  • Colloidal Quantum Dots Capture Infrared, Dana Blankenhorn June 2011
  • Compressed air energy storage: The natural option for Brayton Cycle CSP? Helen Campbell, June 2011
  • Cost of Generating Electricity, Royal Academy of Engineering, 2004
  • Creating Our Future, Electric Power Research Institute, 2009
  • Cross-Industry Project Management Practices, Khemani, Walters, Haischer & Kearney, June 2011
  • Crossing the Valley of Death, Bloomberg New Energy Finance, June 2010
  • CSP-PV pricing: Mind the Gap, Bob Moser, June 2011
  • Democratizing the Electricity System, The New Rules Project, John Farrell, 2011
  • Distributed Solar Nears Grid Parity with Fair Electricity Pricing, John Farrell, 2011
  • Does Energy Storage Compensate for Water-thirsty Concentrating Solar Thermal Power? John Farrell, September 2011
  • Economic Impact Assessment of ONAMI, Oregon Economic and Community Development Department, October 2008
  • Economic Impact of North Dakota Centers of Exellence Program, 2007 – 2009,Leistritz, Bangsund, and Hodur
  • EGS Could Play Major Role in Low-carbon Economy, Robert Crowe, Renewable Energy Network
  • Electric Power Monthly, U.S. Energy Information Administration, December 2011
  • Electric Vehicle Batteries, Pike Research, 2011
  • Electricity Generation From Renewables 2004-2008, U.S. Energy Information Agency, 2011
  • Employment Dynamics and State Competitiveness, Wells Fargo Secutities, Economics Group, 2011
  • Ending the Energy Stalemate: A Bipartisan Strategy to Meet America’s Energy Challenges, 2007, National Commission on Energy Policy
  • Energy Cost Chart, 1970-2010, DOE, (coal, distillate petroleum, natural gas, and wood products … national data)
  • Energy Costs by State, 1970-2010, DOE, (spreadsheet for coal, distillate petroleum, natural gas, and wood products)
  • Energy Cost Comparisons, Galen Barbose, RH Wiser, Naim Darghouth
  • Energy Data for Decision Makers, National Renewable Energy Lab, 2011
  • Energy Efficiency Resource Standards: A Progress Report on State Experience, American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy, June 2011
  • Energy Efficiency Services Sector: Workforce Education and Training Needs, Research Into Action, March 2010
  • Energy Self-Reliant States, Farrell & Morris, 2010
  • Energy Source Cost Comparisons, Jack Pare, September 3, 2007
  • Energy Storage Industry Grows To Integrate Wind, Solar, Robert Crowe, August 2011
  • Entrepreneurship, University of Nebraska, August 2011
  • Estimating the Costs and Benefits of the Smart Grid, EPRI, 2011
  • Ethanol Industry: The Next Inflection Point, Brian Curtis, U.S. May, 2008
  • Factors Affecting Adoption of Renewable and Other Sources of Electricity Freeing The Grid, Network for New Energy Choices, 2010
  • First U.S. Grid-Tied Solar Energy Storage Goes On-Line, Pete Singer, September 2011
  • From Innovation to Infrastructure; Financing First Commercial Clean Energy Projects, CalCEF Innovations, June 2010
  • Fuel Cells Technologies Market Report 2008, U.S. Department of Energy
  • Gainesville, Florida, Becomes a World Leader in Solar, John Farrell, January 2012
  • How to Compete and Grow: A Sector Guide to Policy, McKinsey Global Institute, March 2011
  • Generation Technologies, Center for Climate and Energy Solutions, November 2011
  • Geothermal Assesses Its Potential, Renewable Energy News, May 2011
  • Geothermal: The Safe Way to Use The Energy Beneath Our Feet, Jordann Kaye, June 2011
  • Geothermal Technologies Market Report,U.S. Department of Energy, 2012
  • Global Consumer Wind Study 2011, Vestas
  • Global Trends in Sustainable Energy Investment, Bloomberg 2010
  • Group Purchase Gets Residential Solar to Grid Parity in Los Angeles, John Farrell, December 2011
  • Illinois Green Energy Finance Initiative, Marnin Lebovitz, March 2010
  • In depth: Molten salt-based central receiver technology, Andrew Williams, June 2011
  • Inexpensive Grid Stability Solutions, Tom Konrad, 2011
  • Integrated Generation Technology Options, Electric Power Research Institute, 2011
  • Investing in Innovation, Pew Charitable Trust, 2007
  • Investing in Our Competitive Future: Approaches to Increasing Early Stage Capital in Washington State, Technology Alliance, 2007
  • Is natural gas a climate change solution for Canada? David Suzuki Foundation, 2011
  • Isothermal CAES: Better Than Molten Salt Thermal Storage? Campbell & Stancich, July 2011
  • Job Creation Possibilities in Hydropower, Navigant Consulting, September 2009
  • Jumpstarting a Clean Energy Revolution, Breakthrough Institute, September 2009
  • Kentucky’s Bucks for Brains Initiative, Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education, 2009
  • Levelized Cost of New Generation Resources in the Annual Energy Outlook 2011 National Energy Modeling System, 2010
  • Life After the 1603 Grant: The Road Ahead, Sara Rafalson, November 2011
  • Linear Motion Solutions for Vacuum Deposition Chambers in PV Manufacturing, Thomas Christmann, July 2011
  • Major Potential for Wave and Tidal Energy Production Near U.S. Coasts, DOE, January 2012
  • Making an Impact, Assessing the Benefits of Ohio’s Investements in Technology- Based Economic Development Programs, Stanford Research Institute, September 2009
  • Making Sense of Clusters, Joe Cortright, 2006
  • Making the Case for Spinning Reserve on the Grid, Chris Campbell, 2011
  • Maximizing Returns. California Budget Office, 2002
  • Microgrids: Smart or Dumb? Pike Research, Peter Asmus, October 2010
  • Module Level Management Emerges from the Shadows, Richard Pitkin, June 9, 2011
  • Multiple Engineering Cooperative Program, OSU, PSU, OIT, 2009
  • National Solar Jobs Census 2011, The Solar Foundation, October 2011
  • New Dawn for Solar Millennium, CSP, June 2011
  • New Lab to Help Utilities "See" Grid of the Future, Heather Lammers, NREL, December 7, 2011
  • 100 Percent Renewables: The Resources are There, Says UN Report, Carl Levesque, American Wind Energy Association, May 2011
  • North America’s High-Tech Economy, Milken Institute, 2011
  • Oil’s Uncertain Future, McKinsey Research, November 2011
  • Onshore wind energy to reach parity with fossil-fuel electricity by 2016, Bloomberg, November 2011
  • Oregon’s Clean Energy Economy, Clean Edge, 2011
  • OSHU Economic Impact on Oregon, ECONorthwest, 2009
  • Population and Energy, Graham Zable, London School of Economics, 2002
  • Predictions for Solar Infrastructure in 2012: No Longer the Ugly Stepchild, Marcelo Gomez, January 2011
  • PV Installed Cost, M.I.T, 2011
  • Regrid: Re-wiring the thinking on grid-tied renewables, Albrecht Tiedemann, June 10, 2011
  • Reassessing Renewable Energy Subsidies, Bipartisan Policy Center, March 2011
  • Renewable Energy in America, American Council of Renewable Energy, August 2010
  • Renewable Energy Technology Cost Review, Melbourne Institute, 2011
  • Renewable Energy Country Attractiveness Indices, Ernst & Young, May 2011
  • Renewables Industry Faces Skills Shortage, Kate Garratt , May 2011
  • Report to Legislative Assembly on Public Purpose Expenditures, 2009-2010, ECONorthwest
  • Research, Science and Technology Parks Creating High-Wage Jobs, Association of University Research Parks, 2011
  • Resource Revolution, McKinsey Global Institute, November 2011
  • Restoring U.S. Competitiveness, Center For Public Policy Innovation, , February 2012
  • Science and Engineering Graduate Students by State, 2001-2007, National Science Foundation
  • Securing America’s Energy Future, A Role for Science and Technology, Shephard, Texas Sustainable Energy Research Institute, September 2010
  • Senate Bill 5921, 2009, Washington State Legislature
  • Shale Fracking, DOE, Shale Gas Production Subcommittee, November 2011
  • Sixth Northwest Conservation and Electric Power Plan, Northwest Power Planning Council
  • Sizing the Clean Economy, A Green Jobs Assessment, Brookings Institute, 2011
  • Solar 2011: Lower Shipments Lower Prices, Morgan Stanley, February 2011
  • Solar and Nuclear Costs; The Historic Crossover, Blackburn & Cunningham, July 2010
  • Solar Energy and Cost-Competitiveness, Solarbuzz, 2011
  • Solar Grid Parity 101, John Farrell, January 2012
  • Solar Power Generation in the US: Too expensive, or a bargain? Perez, Zweibel & Hoff, 2011
  • Solar PV Balance of System, Rocky Mountain Institute, 2011
  • Solar Retail Pricing, Solarbuzz Quarterly, October, 2010
  • Solar Systems Retail Pricing, Solarbuzz, May 2011
  • Solar Technologies Market Report, NREL 2008
  • Solar Thermal Plants Scrap Steam for Photovoltaic, Reuters, July 2011
  • Some Skepticism on Solar Thermal Power's Storage Potential, John Farrell, January 2012
  • Starting Smaller; Staying Smaller: America’s Slow Leak in Job Creation, Kauffman Foundation, 2011
  • State Clean Energy Toolkit, CleanEnergy States Alliance
  • State Science and Technology-Based Economic Development, Battelle Memorial Institute, May 2004
  • State Technology and Science Index 2010, Milken Institute
  • Taking Root in the Silicon Forest, Heike Mayer, 2005
  • Taking Solar to the Next Level, Rocky Mountain Institute, August 2010
  • Tax Credits for ‘Angels’ Get Clipped, Wall Street Journal, 2012
  • Tech-Based Economic Development and the States: Legislative Action in 2011, SSTI
  • Texas Emerging Technology Fund, a Statute, State of Texas, 2005
  • The 2010 State New Economy Index , Ewing Marion Kaufman Foundation, 2010
  • The BC Energy Plan, Province of British Columbia, 2010
  • The Competitive Imperative, Joe Cortright, 2005
  • The Consequences of Miniaturization on Grid Conductors, Tom Falcon, July 2011 The Economic Benefits of Investing in Clean Energy, University of Massachusetts, June 2009
  • The Future of Geothermal Energy; Impact of Enhanced Geothermal Systems (EGS) on the United States in the 21st Century, MIT, 2006
  • The Power to Reduce CO2 Emissions, Electric Power Research Institute, 2009
  • The Power to Transform: U.S. Power and Utilities Sector’s Role in Cleantech Deployment, Delloite, 2011
  • The Problem of Innovation, Aaron Wrenn, 2011
  • The “Rebound Effect”: A Perennial Controversy Rises Again, Cameron Burns and Michael Potts
  • The Rise of Concentrating Solar Thermal Power, Ucilia Wang, 2011
  • The Sector Information Technology Forgot, Tom Konrad, 2011
  • The State of Technology, Electric Power Research Institute, 2009
  • Tiny Solar Cell Could Make a Big Difference, Bill Scanlon, NREL, December 2011
  • Top 5 Coolest Ways Companies are Integrating Renewable Energy into the Grid, Stephen Lacey, 2011
  • Tracking the Sun III; The Installed Cost of Photovoltaics in the U.S. from 1998-2009, Berkeley Labs, Galen Barbose Naïm Darghouth Ryan Wiser
  • Translating Innovations into U.S. Growth, McKinsey Research, May 2011
  • U.S. Billion Ton Update: Biomass Supply for a Bioenergy and Bioproducts Industry, DOE, August 2011
  • U.S. Clean Energy Leadership Index, Pernick & Yonker, Clean Edge
  • U.S. Ethanol Industry, BCurtis Energies Group, 2008
  • U.S. Inland Technical Potential Nameplate Hydropower by State, Navigant Consulting
  • U.S. Solar Market Trend 2010, Larry Sherwood, June 2011
  • U.S. Venture Capital Dollars Invested by State, 2006-2011, SSTI & PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Utilities and Cleantech, Delloite
  • Vermont Enacts First-In-Nation Solar Registration, Renewable Energy News, 2011
  • Wave Energy Converter, Pacific Gas & Electric, 2010
  • West Virginia Energy Outlook: Identifying Synergies Between Renewables and Fossil Fuels, Eric Mathis, 2012
  • What Cleantech Should Know About Chasm Crossing, Dallas Kachan, July 2011
  • What Happens When the Incentives Expire? Navigant Consulting, May 2011
  • When Will Renewable Energy Companies Overtake Traditional Energy Companies? Jennifer Kho, Renewable Energy Network, January 2010
  • Where Smart People Live, Rob Pitingolo, May 2010
  • Why "Market-Based" is a Poor Criteria for Solar Policy, John Farrell, October 2011 Wind Technologies Market Report 2008, U.S. Dept. of Energy
  • Winds of Change, American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), BlueGreen Alliance (BGA), United Steelworkers (USW), 2010
  • World Renewable Electricity Generation by Energy Source, 2007 – 2035, excluding wind and hydropower, DOE, May 2010
  • Youth Magnet Cities, Wall Street Journal, May, 2009