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An Oregon City Braces For Legal Pot To Drive Up Electricity Costs

OPB | Feb. 27, 2015 2:15 p.m. | Ashland, Oregon

Oregon's city and county leaders are scrambling to understand how electricity supplies will be affected by power-hogging indoor marijuana growers after recreational pot becomes legal in the state.

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20th Annual Eagle Celebration Set For This Weekend

OPB | Feb. 19, 2015 4:30 p.m.

America's national emblem is the highlight of a celebration in Central Oregon this weekend.

Environment | Renewable energy | Economy | Energy

Report: Wash., Ore. Could Vastly Expand Renewable Power Production

OPB | Jan. 27, 2015 5:16 p.m. | Ashland, Ore.

New reports say that Northwest states have the capacity to transition almost completely from fossil fuels to renewables in just 15 years - and that doing so would provide a significant economic boost.

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Register-Guard: Biogas Power Plant Near Junction City Mired In Legal Disputes

The Register Guard | Dec. 15, 2014 11:32 a.m. | Junction City, Oregon

The financial backers of an avant-garde biogas power plant south of Junction City that is heavily subsidized by the public are engaged in a messy dispute over the facility, which turns truckloads of food waste into electricity.

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East Oregonian: Arlington Landfill Gas Plant To Double Energy Capacity

east_oregonian | July 17, 2014 1 p.m.

Waste Managment doubling capacity of its gas power plant at the Columbia Ridge Landfill and Recycling Center in Arlington.

Renewable energy | Sustainability | Energy

Wallowa County Chieftain: Tribe Turns On First Turbine

wallowa_county_chieftain | May 8, 2014 5:21 a.m.

A turbine recently installed on the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation is the first wind turbine to be built on a Native American reservation in the Pacific Northwest.

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Seattle Company Plans More Geothermal Work In Central Oregon

OPB | Feb. 28, 2014 4:04 p.m. | Bend, Oregon

Members of the public have until the last week of March to weigh in on a proposal that would expand geothermal exploration near the Newberry National Volcanic Monument in Central Oregon. 

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Multimillion Dollar Ballot Fight Avoided?

OPB | Feb. 27, 2014 10:08 a.m. | Portland

Oregon may have just avoided a multimillion dollar health care battle.

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Lakeview Brings Geothermal Plant Online

OPB | Dec. 23, 2013 2:18 p.m. | Bend, Oregon

The town of Lakeview is putting the finishing touches on its new geothermal heating system.  The system is being used to heat the town's four schools as well as its hospital.

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House Passes Prineville Water Bill

OPB | Oct. 30, 2013 2:32 p.m. | Bend, Oregon

For the second time in more than a year, the House has passed a bill that would make more water available for the city of Prineville.