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Jason Busch

Executive Director, Oregon Wave Energy Trust
 Jason Busch

Jason Busch is Executive Director of Oregon Wave Energy Trust (OWET), a nonprofit public-private partnership funded by the Oregon Innovation Council to support the responsible development of wave energy in Oregon and the jobs this new industry will create.

The mission of Oregon Wave Energy Trust is to serve as a connector for all stakeholders involved in wave energy project development – from research and development to early stage community engagement and final deployment and energy generation – positioning Oregon as the North American leader in this nascent industry, and delivering its full economic and environmental potential for the state.

Prior to joining Oregon Wave Energy Trust, Mr. Busch was Principal at Sustainable Legal Solutions LLC, where he provided legal services specializing in renewable energy company start-ups and project development. Representative clients included developers of commercial and residential solar PV, biodiesel production, biomass, and community and small-scale wind companies. Previously, he was an Attorney for Ater Wynne and Stoel Rives in Portland, Oregon.

Mr. Busch holds a B.A. in Political Science from Texas A&M University and a M.A. in Philosophy from the University of Southern Mississippi. He received a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree in 2006 from the University Of Oregon School Of Law, graduating with honors and admitted to the Order of the Coif.

Mr. Busch is actively involved in both business and community organizations. He is on the Energy Trust of Oregon Renewable Energy Advisory Committee, Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development Territorial Sea Plan Rulemaking Project Committee, Northwest Marine Renewable Energy Center Mobile Ocean Test Berth Advisory Committee, and is vice-chair of the Steering Committee for Oregon League of Conservation Voters of Multnomah County. Mr. Busch also serves on the board of Northwest Neighborhood Energy.

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The Next Wave: Oregon & Ocean Energy

Jason Busch

The Next Wave: Oregon & Ocean EnergyPLEASE NOTE: THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. There is tremendous energy in the ocean’s waves. Ocean energy has no greenhouse gas emissions, produces no pollution and requires no major drilling or mining and Oregon is among the most wave-power rich areas of the world. Read More ››



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