The Beaver State’s Challenging Environmental Future

State Economy The population of the “Beaver State,” Oregon is approximately 4.32 million people[1]. Oregon is the 27th most populated…

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The Clock Is Ticking On Climate Change, Which State In The Pacific Northwest Is Making Real Progress?

Efforts to address climate change are gaining momentum across the United States. However, environmental philosophies and policies vary dramatically from…

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ENERGY IN OREGON – Past, Potential, Barriers, & Path Forward

More and more states across America are actively seeking to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The approaches states are taking to…

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A New Cap-and-Trade Plan To Limit Emissions… But Is This The Best Policy?

Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont and Virginia have each committed to cut transportation emission in…

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Going Green – What Is The Best Policy?

Severe weather, devastating forest fires and compelling scientific data are all compelling reasons to believe that the growing industrialization of…

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Climate Change Debate – Are We Studying for the Wrong Test

There are compelling economic and environmental reasons for America to immediately move from fossil fuels (coal, oil or natural gas)…

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Value of Electric Buses

The Union of Concerned Scientists have released a report that electric buses (EBs) are 1.4 to 7.7 times better than…

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First Floating Offshore Wind Farm

On October 18, 2017 Hywind, the first offshore wind farm began operation of the northeast coast of Scotland. Hywind has…

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Global Wind Energy Trends

Winds offshore are typically stronger and more consistent than winds onshore. Stronger winds more power generation. As an example, a…

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Repowering Wind Turbines

In 2018, there are approximately 340,000 wind turbines operating around the world. The lifespan of a typical wind turbine is…

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