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Grounded: a Podcast by the Oregon Department of Energy

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Grounded is a podcast by the Oregon Department of Energy. Here on Grounded, we're talking energy in the Beaver State – from renewable energy and the history of nuclear power… to utilities, businesses, nonprofits, schools, and Oregon families going green and making a difference.

Grounded is a podcast by the Oregon Department of Energy. Here on Grounded, we're talking energy in the Beaver State – from renewable energy and the history of nuclear power… to utilities, businesses, nonprofits, schools, and Oregon families going green and making a difference.

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Grounded is a podcast by the Oregon Department of Energy. Here on Grounded, we're talking energy in the Beaver State – from renewable energy and the history of nuclear power… to utilities, businesses, nonprofits, schools, and Oregon families going green and making a difference.

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@ODOEnergy

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Episodes

Episode 36: Oregon Energy Timeline Conversations: Congressman DeFazio tells the NW Power Act Story

12/1/2022
On the fourth installment of a special Grounded series called Oregon Energy Timeline Conversations, ODOE's director, Janine Benner, and I meet with Congressman Peter DeFazio. Congressman DeFazio tells the story around a major ratepayer lawsuit, the NW Power Act, and the region’s “disastrous” efforts, led by the Washington Public Power Supply System (WPPSS, or “Whoops) and Bonneville Power Administration, to build five nuclear power plants in the 1970s. You won't want to miss this story!...

Duration:00:14:28

Episode 35: Oregon Energy Timeline Conversations: Energy Trust of Oregon with Margie Harris

10/18/2022
On the third episode of a special Grounded series called Oregon Energy Timeline Conversations, we sit down with the Energy Trust of Oregon's founding executive director, Margie Harris. Learn about the early days of ETO and the passionate energy work lead by Margie in this intimate and candid interview. Learn more about our work at www.oregon.gov/energy. Music: “If” by Broke for Free. freemusicarchive.org/music/Broke_Fo…Free/Layers/If

Duration:00:26:59

Episode 34: Oregon Energy Timeline Conversations: Nuclear Energy in Oregon with Tom Sicilia

9/28/2022
On the second episode of a special Grounded series called Oregon Energy Timeline Conversations, we meet with ODOE’s Hanford Hydrogeologist, Tom Sicilia. Tom will share the state of nuclear energy in Oregon and a little about it’s past and potential future! Visit https://energyinfo.oregon.gov/blog/2022/9/28/grounded-podcast-oregon-energy-timeline-conversations-nuclear-energy-in-oregon-with-tom-sicilia for fun media and resources. Learn more about our work at www.oregon.gov/energy. Music: “If”...

Duration:00:05:06

Episode 33: Oregon Energy Timeline Conversations: Mr. Sun

5/27/2022
On this special Grounded series called Oregon Energy Timeline Conversations, we meet with Mr. Sun- John Patterson. John has earned the name "Mr. Sun" as a solar pioneer whose company installed more than 3,000 solar systems, and who helped get legislation passed to make alternative energy more affordable. Visit https://energyinfo.oregon.gov/blog/2022/5/27/grounded-podcast-oregon-energy-timeline-conversations-mr-sun for fun media and resources. Learn more about our work at...

Duration:00:17:44

Episode 32: Oregon's Home Energy Score Program

4/27/2022
On this episode of Grounded we talk with Oregon Home Energy Score experts Roger Kainu, Peter Brandom, and Dacia Bakkum. For homeowners, buyers, sellers, assessors, and real-estate agents- this episode is a must! Visit https://energyinfo.oregon.gov/blog/2022/4/27/grounded-podcast-oregons-home-energy-score-program for fun photos and topic resources. Learn more about our work at www.oregon.gov/energy. Music: “If” by Broke for Free. freemusicarchive.org/music/Broke_Fo…Free/Layers/If

Duration:00:31:36

Episode 31: The 2021 BiZEV & EV Extravaganza

11/12/2021
On this episode of Grounded we sit down with Jessica Reichers, ODOE's Energy Technology & Policy Manager and EV expert. We discuss the inaugural Biennial Zero Emission Report and how to make it work for you! Visit https://energyinfo.oregon.gov/blog/2021/11/12/grounded-podcast-2021-bizev-amp-ev-extravaganza for fun photos and topic resources. Learn more about our work at www.oregon.gov/energy. Music: “If” by Broke for Free. freemusicarchive.org/music/Broke_Fo…Free/Layers/If

Duration:00:37:18

Episode 30: Pump Up the Hydro!

9/28/2021
On this episode of Grounded we dive into the hot topic of energy storage, specifically- pumped-storage hydropower. Rebecca Smith from ODEO joins us as well as Erik Steimle from Rye Development for this fascinating and timely discussion! Visit https://energyinfo.oregon.gov/blog/2021/9/28/grounded-podcast-pump-up-the-hydro for fun photos and topic resources. Learn more about our work at www.oregon.gov/energy. Music: “If” by Broke for Free. freemusicarchive.org/music/Broke_Fo…Free/Layers/If

Duration:00:29:08

Episode 29: New Day School + Green Hammer = Oregon's First Net-Zero Preschool

7/14/2021
On this episode of Grounded, we learn about Oregon's first net-zero preschool with New Day School teacher, Didi Jayagitta and Green Hammer team members, Laura Squillace and Alex Boetzel. Visit https://energyinfo.oregon.gov/blog/2021/7/14/grounded-podcast-new-day-school-green-hammer-oregons-first-net-zero-preschool?rq=alex%20boetzel for fun photos and topic resources. Learn more about our work at www.oregon.gov/energy. Music: “If” by Broke for Free....

Duration:00:36:31

Episode 28: Hello Arcimoto

6/11/2021
On this episode of Grounded we learn about Arcimoto's electric three-wheel vehicles with founder and CEO, Mark Frohnmayer. Visit https://energyinfo.oregon.gov/blog/2021/6/11/grounded-podcast-hello-arcimoto?rq=arcimoto for fun photos and topic resources. Learn more about our work at www.oregon.gov/energy. Music: “If” by Broke for Free. freemusicarchive.org/music/Broke_Fo…Free/Layers/If

Duration:00:24:13

Episode 27: Back In Time With Janine Benner

4/23/2021
On this interactive episode of Grounded, we sit down with ODOE’s Director, Janine Benner, and walk through the Oregon Energy History Timeline section of the 2020 Biennial Energy Report. Visit https://energyinfo.oregon.gov/blog/2021/4/23/grounded-podcast-back-in-time-with-janine-benner for photos and helpful links. Learn more about our work at www.oregon.gov/energy. Music: “If” by Broke for Free. freemusicarchive.org/music/Broke_Fo…Free/Layers/If

Duration:00:26:51

Episode 26: Biomass Special

3/18/2021
On this special episode of Grounded, we meet up with ODOE’s Senior Energy Policy Analyst, John Cornwell, who takes us through the fundamentals of the exciting renewable energy resource that is biomass. Then we’ll dig deeper into to the electricity potential for Oregon with Oregon Torrefaction’s CTO, Dr. Wayne Lei. Visit https://energyinfo.oregon.gov/blog/2021/3/17/grounded-podcast-biomass-special for photos and helpful links. Learn more about our work at www.oregon.gov/energy. Music: “If” by...

Duration:00:32:51

Episode 25: The Renewable Energy Workforce Starts Here

12/4/2020
On this episode of Grounded we meet with Charles Sekafetz, the Program Chair for Chemeketa Community College's Electronics Program, and learn about the Renewable Energy Management path. As the renewable energy industry continues to grow, so do these specialized jobs. We learn from Charles what the program offers and how this new wave of energy workers are preparing for the future. Visit https://energyinfo.oregon.gov/ for photos and helpful links. Learn more about our work at...

Duration:00:26:04

Episode 24: Clean Fuels Program: 25% by 2035 Or Bust

10/27/2020
On this episode of Grounded we meet DEQ's Clean Fuels Program Manager, Cory Ann Wind, and learn about the program's work towards decreasing the amount of pollution allowed from transportation fuels in Oregon. In fact, their goal is 25% by 2035! Cory Ann shares with us some of the program's growing pains, how their clean fuel incentives work, and a few unexpected successes. The program also just launched a new website which can be found here:...

Duration:00:24:09

Episode 23: Hanford to Home: Ken Niles Retirement

8/31/2020
Grounded is back this month with a new episode so we can bid a fond farewell to Oregon Department of Energy's own Assistant Director for Nuclear Safety and Emergency Preparedness, Ken Niles. After 31 years with the agency, Ken is retiring and moving on to new adventures! Join us as we talk to Ken about his time with ODOE and his thoughts on what is to come for Oregon and the Hanford cleanup. Learn more and see photos: www.energyinfo.oregon.gov Learn more about us: www.oregon.gov/energy...

Duration:00:24:30

Episode 22: Excelsior! TriMet Rolls Electric

7/22/2019
We’re in Portland for our latest episode of Grounded, talking with TriMet, the metro area’s public transit agency. TriMet has been helping Oregonians on the move for 50 years – and they’re on the leading edge of sustainability in transportation. Public Information Officer Tia York tells us all about the agency’s latest electric bus pilot, mini wind turbines, and more. See photos and get helpful links at https://energyinfo.oregon.gov. Music: “If” by Broke for Free....

Duration:00:24:38

Episode 21: Portland Poop To Power

4/2/2019
Everybody poops. On our latest episode of Grounded, we’re joined by Paul Suto, Engineering Manager with the City of Portland’s Bureau of Environmental Services. BES is working on its “Poop to Power” project, which will convert methane from wastewater treatment processes into useable, renewable energy. See photos and get helpful links at https://energyinfo.oregon.gov. Music: “If” by Broke for Free. freemusicarchive.org/music/Broke_For_Free/Layers/If

Duration:00:15:49

Episode 20: One Plug Two Plug Red Plug Blue Plug

3/4/2019
Today on Grounded, we’re talking to Matt Teske, founder and CEO of Chargeway, an Oregon-based company focused on making it easy to charge your electric vehicle. Chargeway’s innovative platform takes the guesswork out of how and where you charge your electric vehicle, using color-coded plug types and simple numbers for charging speed. Visit energyinfo.oregon.gov for helpful links. Download Chargeway’s free app at www.chargeway.net. Music: “If” by Broke for Free....

Duration:00:26:21

Episode 19: Ashland Captures The Sun

1/3/2019
On our latest episode of Grounded, we’re talking solar energy and virtual net metering in Ashland, Oregon. Stu Green, the City of Ashland’s Climate and Energy Analyst, talks about the city’s bold strategy for expanding access to renewable solar electricity to more Oregonians. Ashland is committed to fighting climate change, and was an early adopter of solar policies in the 1980s – they are walking the talk to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve community resilience. Visit...

Duration:00:28:17

Episode 18: Rogue Valley's Circle Of Waste Life

11/19/2018
For our latest episode of Grounded, we are in Southern Oregon at Rogue Disposal and Recycling. This episode was a fun one to record on site at Rogue’s White City transfer station – so don’t be surprised if you hear a collection truck or two traveling by! It might seem unusual to be talking garbage and landfills on an energy podcast, so get ready to geek out about some of the amazing things this company is working on to improve its services, harness energy, and protect its environment. Visit...

Duration:00:25:23

Episode 17: Gresham Powers Through The FOG

8/23/2018
On our latest episode of Grounded, Alan Johnston, Senior Engineer for the City of Gresham Wastewater Treatment Plant, is with us to talk about the plant’s operations (everybody poops!), and how they’ve implemented energy projects onsite that end up producing more electricity than the plant can even use. Gresham has also become the first certified facility for Renewable Energy Certificates for thermal energy. ODOE REC expert Rebecca Smith joins the episode later to talk about what that means....

Duration:00:19:04