Clean-energy economy and climate change in the news.
We have a Clean Fuels Program in Oregon, and we ought to be using it — using it to create jobs and using it to create cleaner and less expensive transportation choices for consumers.
I hope Sen. Bruce Starr, R-Hillsboro, supports, and the Oregon Legislature passes, this common sense legislation. Oregonians, both now and into the future, deserve a say in what moves them.
The nascent Clean Fuels Program in Oregon, which once underway would cut the greenhouse gas emissions from Oregon’s transportation fuels by 10 percent over 10 years, is meeting with staunch pushback from the fossil fuel industry.
The oil industry, which once didn't pay much attention to the Oregon Legislature, has more than doubled its lobbying expenditures over the last four years as it has fought with environmental groups over a new law intended to drive down the use of greenhouse-causing emissions from fuel.
The U.S. Department of Energy said Monday that Elliot Mainzer has been appointed administrator of he Bonneville Power Administration, effective today.
The federal Farm Bill doesn’t just put billions of dollars into agriculture programs. The Agricultural Act of 2014, as the bill is formally called, will also affect conservation of Northwest wildlife and natural resources.
One of the main misconceptions about solar power is that it’s only affordable for rich environmentalists. But a new study shows how far off that notion really is.
Governor Brown pledges polluter fees to poor communities
Ownership of the proposed coal port at Cherry Point north of Bellingham shifted abruptly Tuesday, with a Goldman Sachs subsidiary dropping out and a major Mexican businessman stepping in.
Sales of electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles soared by 84 percent from 2012 to 2013 for a total of more than 96,000, according to data from Ward’s Automotive.
Given the health, environmental and economic benefits of clean energy for Oregon, why would anyone want to dilute the renewable portfolio standard?
Advanced Hardwood Biofuels Northwest to hold a webinar Wed Jan 8, reporting on approaches and initial results measuring soil and water impacts of poplar biomass plantations. AHB is carrying out research and development to support a system for growing and converting hardwoods, such as hybrid poplars, into liquid biofuels.
We have met the enemy, and it is not us. It is not civilization. It is not energy production per se. It is carbon. It’s our excessive reliance on energy systems that dig ancient carbon — fossil fuels — out of the ground and release it into the atmosphere as carbon dioxide.
Program blends homegrown biofuels with conventional fuels, propelling ships, jets and jobs
The truth is, we won't find a solution if we stick to old models and wait for squabbling politicians in Washington, D.C. to act. Today, regional partnerships among states with strong political leadership and engaged business interests are leading the way to a more sustainable future. This is the real story of climate action in the United States.
During the last three years, Clean Energy Works’ home retrofit projects have resulted in 340 new hires, including 28 veterans. Retrofit projects have taken place in 19 Oregon counties.
if the Lummi and other tribes exercise their treaty fishing rights, there may not be any coal ships servicing American terminals in these waters.
Three summers ago the company that wants to build the largest coal export terminal in North America failed to obtain the environmental permits it needed before bulldozing more than four miles of roads and clearing more than nine acres of land, including some wetlands.
Moving up a few places from the 2012 rankings, Seattle led the pack in Smart Economy and Smart Government rankings while coming in second behind Washington, D.C. in the Smart People category.