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Oregon BEST invests in university research facilities for solar energy and green building

"By helping Oregon businesses access our shared-user network of university research expertise and lab equipment, firms can more quickly commercialize new products and services, which leads to new jobs and addresses some of the world’s energy and environmental challenges," said David Kenney, Oregon BEST director, in a news release.

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Spinning staw into energy

Spinning staw into energy

Oregon grass-seed growers hope to start spinning their ocean of post-harvest straw into gold. The state business energy tax credit will help.

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A crucial moment for clean energy

A crucial moment for clean energy

The leaders of the Governors’ Wind Energy Coalition, a bipartisan group representing citizens across the nation, have convened to address some of America’s most pressing needs — job creation, secure energy supplies and cost-effective carbon emissions reductions.

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First users of Oregon solar pilot program up and running

First users of Oregon solar pilot program up and running

Jeff Ramp is the first PGE customer to generate electricity under a pilot program in which utilities pay homeowners for power produced from solar panels.

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Climate change sceptic changes his tune on global warming

Climate change sceptic changes his tune on global warming

The world's most high-profile climate change sceptic is to declare that global warming is "undoubtedly one of the chief concerns facing the world today" and "a challenge humanity must confront", in an apparent U-turn that will give a huge boost to the embattled environmental lobby.

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