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These cattle ranchers are raising better beef, spending less — and reducing carbon emissions

Brown grew up in Bismarck, N.D., and went to college to be an agriculture professor. Then he married his high school sweetheart, whose family had a farm. The young couple moved home to help on the farm, which used conventional farming practices for the time. After eight years, Brown bought a section of the farm from his in-laws.

03/21/22
                                                               

Portland tree canopy has stagnated or shrunk, harming city’s climate change aspirations

Portland leaders received a grim snapshot Wednesday of the state of the city’s urban forest, suggesting that growth in its tree canopy has shrunk or plateaued for the first time in 50 years.

03/17/22
                                                               

Agrivoltaic systems have the potential to meet energy demands of electric vehicles in rural Oregon, US

Electrification of the transportation industry is necessary; however, range anxiety has proven to be a major hindrance to individuals adopting electric vehicles (EVs). Agrivoltaic systems (AVS) can facilitate the transition to EVs by powering EV charging stations along major rural roadways, increasing their density and mitigating range anxiety

03/17/22
                                                               

Federal spending bill expected to aid Oregon State wave energy, wildfire and mass timber projects

Federal spending legislation signed into law yesterday includes funding for several Oregon State University initiatives, including a wave energy project on the Oregon Coast, a study of the impacts of wildfires on drinking water and a professional certification program for mass timber design.

03/16/22
                                                               

Portland Business Alliance blasts clean energy fund ‘mismanagement,’ urges city leaders freeze spending

Portland’s most influential business organization on Monday took at aim at the city’s clean energy program that is both awash in cash and under scrutiny as it begins to bankroll projects aimed to combat climate change.

03/14/22
                                                               
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Portland Clean Energy Fund program is still missing key pieces, audit finds

Portland’s first-of-its-kind climate justice program needs help getting off the ground despite generating far more revenue than expected, according to a city audit released Thursday.

03/10/22
                                                               

Environment bills address Oregon’s bottle bill, earthquake safety, more

Senate Bill 1520 also addresses low redemption rates by requiring large non-participating beverage distributors in certain parts of the state to either provide redemption services, join the Oregon Beverage Recycling Cooperative or pay a fee to support redemption.

03/09/22
                                                               

State Energy Department to offer $12 million in grants for community solar, wind projects

The agency announced they’ll release $12 million in grants for projects such as adding more electric vehicle charging stations in rural parts of the state and adding solar panels to public buildings. Money will also go to energy resiliency projects, like wind and solar energy storage systems that can kick in during an emergency and provide power to homes on a microgrid when the larger power grid is down.

03/08/22
                                                               

US Plans to Auction 3 GW Offshore Oregon, Pinpoints Three Areas

This is according to a presentation BOEM published ahead of the tenth meeting of the BOEM Oregon Intergovernmental Renewable Energy Task Force to be held today (25 February).

02/25/22
                                                               
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Pipeline expansion would increase the flow of natural gas through the Northwest

TC Energy wants to modify compressor stations along the Gas Transmission Northwest pipeline in Oregon, Washington and Idaho to get about 150,000 dekatherms more gas flowing through the region per day — enough to meet the daily energy needs of close to half a million average American homes.

02/24/22