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The U.S. Department of Energy gives a wind power project on the Oregon coast a boost.


The Department of Energy is providing a $4-million boost for a wind power project being conducted about 10 miles off the coast of Coos Bay, and most of Oregon's Congressional Delegation is celebrating the news. The funds were awarded to a Washington company; Principle Power, to aid their plans to install five semi-submersible floating foundations with six megawatt wind turbines. Oregon and Washington Senators and Representatives in May signed a letter promoting the work, citing state efforts to reduce carbon emissions and increase use of renewable energy.



Traffic & Weather




  • Carry Chains or Traction Tires on the mountain passes.  Spots of Ice on the Santiam Pass and over Mount Hood.  Packed snow on local roads and on Willamette Pass.


  • Lane closure on Boyd Acres Road at Ross Road; 7am - 4:30pm through December 10
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