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Aug. 23, 2012 · By Cassandra Profita

Visit The Nation's Largest Solar Highway Via I-5

Today the Oregon Department of Transportation and Portland General Electric opened the nation's largest solar highway at the Baldock Safety Rest Area off I-5 near Wilsonville. You can check it out by visiting the rest area (see directions below). Continue reading →

Filed under: Renewable energy, Transportation, Solar highways


Sept. 14, 2011 · By Cassandra Profita

Report: Has the Northwest reached "peak gas"?

Remember when Ezra Klein was wondering why Americans are driving less? Many, including Eric Hess at Seattle's Sightline Institute, suggested the U.S. might be seeing a generational shift in driving based on data showing fewer vehicle miles driven by¬†Americans between age 20 and 40. Continue reading →

Filed under: Transportation, Fuel efficiency, Mileage tax, Sightline Institute, Solar highways


Aug. 24, 2011 · By Cassandra Profita

How solar power could pay for Oregon's highways

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Filed under: Renewable energy, Transportation, Oregon Department of Transportation, Portland General Electric, Solar highways



About Ecotrope

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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