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Aug. 30, 2011 · By Cassandra Profita

5 ways to store renewable energy

In response to my post about the cost of delivering wind power in the Northwest, Dave Miller asked me to write about the potential for storing renewable wind and solar energy. Continue reading →

Filed under: Renewable energy, Bonneville Power Administration, Energy storage, Northwest Power and Conservation Council, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Aug. 17, 2011 · By Cassandra Profita

Next up: Get paid to plug in your electric car

Portland Mayor Sam Adams celebrates the opening of the city's "Electric Avenue," where electric vehicle technology is on display and cars can charge up for free. But one day, with a smarter grid, EV owners could make money by using their cars to store excess electricity and sell it back to the grid. Continue reading →

Filed under: Energy, Transportation, Electric cars, Northwest Power and Conservation Council, Portland General Electric

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In the Pacific Northwest, the environment is personal - it's where we live, work and play. Oregon Public Broadcasting's Ecotrope will bring you news and insight on the region’s environmental issues. Site curator Cassandra Profita is an award-winning reporter with degrees in journalism and environmental studies.

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