The Future of Ocean Energy

OSB Sustainable Future Section Program Presents

Oregon Bets on the Future of Ocean Energy:

What are the challenges and promises of this technology for the state?

Wednesday, February 29th, 12:00-1:15 pm

(email [email protected] to register)

Oregon Wave Energy Trust (OWET) is a nonprofit public-private partnership funded by the Oregon Innovation Council. Its mission is to support the responsible development of wave energy in Oregon. Wave energy is a key part of a comprehensive alternative energy solution for Oregon. Wave energy, having a combination of unique characteristics, is the only source of energy for which Oregon enjoys a clear competitive advantage. As a result, Oregon’s wave energy industry has the potential to provide significant economic benefits and lead North America in this industry.

This program discussed the state’s ongoing efforts to attract and build the ocean renewable energy industry in Oregon.  It included the history of the state’s efforts to date, a review of the various types of ocean energy technologies,  insight into some of the legal and regulatory complexities of wave energy and an overview of the state’s ongoing efforts to revise the Territorial Sea Plan to make way for the responsible development of ocean energy in Oregon.

Speaker:      Jason Busch, Executive Director, Oregon Wave Energy Trust. Jason is also a member of the OSB, an experienced attorney and a graduate of University of Oregon  School of Law.



Date/Time:    Wednesday, February 29, 2012, 12:00-1:15 pm

Location:       Stoel Rives LLP, 900 SW Fifth Ave, Suite 2600, Portland, OR 97204

Cost:             Free to Sustainable Future Section members

$10 for non-Section members (cash or check to OSB at the door)

Food:            Brown bag

CLE:             1 General CLE credit (pending)

Register:       Email Barry Woods at [email protected]