Oregon Clean Energy Success Stories
A two-year report on the pilot program launched in 2010 to create a solar incentive where utilities pay panel owners for the power they generate indicates that the program is viable and coexists well with other available incentives for homeowners and businesses looking to go solar.
"The completion of Caithness Shepherds Flat is an excellent example of how Oregon can attract significant investments in the building blocks of the future economy, showcasing our state as a key player in new economic growth and resilience," Governor Kitzhaber said in a news release.
With a herd of bleating sheep looking on, Portland Community Collegeofficials on Friday unveiled a newly completed 35,000-square-foot solar array at their Rock Creek Campus.
When completed later this spring, the 2,100-panel array is expected to produce 500,000 kilowatt hours of electricity annually. That's enough electricity to meet the needs of 40 average-size houses.
Roughly 550 wind turbines rearing 300-plus feet into the breezy high desert sky have brought dramatic changes here. Twelve wind farms are now on line, producing 1,000 megawatts of alternative energy -- enough to power 100,000 homes -- and providing the county government with $9 million annual revenues
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Our natural landscapes serve as carbon sponges. Scaling up biocarbon is essential to solving the climate crisis.
Fred Meyer's new store in Wilsonville opens Friday and will feature nearly 500 solar panels on its roof. It's the first Fred Meyer, and one of just four stores in Kroger's chain of 3,000, to operate using solar energy
The $2 million project buzzed to life July 1, one of the first large-scale participants in Portland General Electric's solar payment option program, which buys electricity produced by customers and transfers it to the electric grid.
In an area otherwise dominated by wheat farms, hundreds of 300-foot wind turbines now generate electricity, revenue and jobs.
This Portland company took an innovative, elegant solution for home energy efficiency and built a business out of it, going from zero to 13 employees in less than a year.
Climate Solutions' Solutions Stories Project has launched with a pilot project featuring founding sponsor, Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance and the Oregon Nurseries Association working together to save energy.
The city of Portland's Businesses for an Environmentally Sustainable Tomorrow awards announced this week -- the green Oscars -- rewarded outstanding sustainable companies.
The streetcars rolling through Portland, Oregon, are helping commuters beat the rising cost of refueling their cars and vans and trucks. And, as rising gas prices take a bigger bite out of family budgets, other communities are looking to ease that bite through similar transportation options.
A cowboy grasping the reins of a bucking bronco has long been the image of this farm and ranch town. Today, solar panels might just outnumber cowboys.
Due to its success — the program also created 29 entry-level construction jobs and provided some level of work for 381 professionals — the U.S. Department of Energy in June allocated $20 million from its BetterBuildings program to finance the statewide expansion of Clean Energy Works
The cool thing about this installation in Beaverton is that it will coincide with the city’s new solar initiative. Beaverton recently contracted with LiveLight Energy to lead its city-organized solarization effort to get 220 homeowners to go solar.
The company installed an energy-efficient cogeneration facility that both produces electric power and captures waste heat for use in the operation’s lumber drying kilns. The renewable energy project qualified for Oregon’s Business Energy Tax Credit and Energy Trust of Oregon incentives.
The company received a $100,000 loan from the Governor's Strategic Reserve Fund (SRF) as well as a Business Energy Tax Credit and local matching funds. The company was able to retain 64 jobs and create six new jobs.
Amidst Oregon’s unemployment spiral, one company has been quietly multiplying its workforce in Hillsboro while topping $25 million in venture capital funding just this year.