Wallowa County Chieftain: Tribe Turns On First Turbine

Wallowa County Chieftain | May 08, 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.

Seattle Company Plans More Geothermal Work In Central Oregon

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

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. 

Multimillion Dollar Ballot Fight Avoided?

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

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

Lakeview Brings Geothermal Plant Online

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

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.

House Passes Prineville Water Bill

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

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.  

Defazio Becomes Ranking Democrat On Natural Resources Committee

OPB | July 18, 2013 3:25 p.m.

House Democrats have selected Oregon's Peter DeFazio as the ranking Democrat on the House Natural Resources Committee. 

OIT Breaks Ground On Renewable Energy Projects

OPB | July 09, 2013 1:29 p.m.

Oregon Institute of Technology broke ground on several renewable energy projects this week. Its goal is to become 100 percent carbon neutral and to produce all its power on-site.

SolarWorld Cuts Jobs, Blames Cheap Chinese Solar Panels

OPB | July 08, 2013 1:01 p.m.

The SolarWorld manufacturing plant in Hillsboro is cutting 120 jobs, according to the company.

Farmers, Food Groups Sue Over Canola Rules

OPB | April 26, 2013 1:39 p.m.

Oregon farmers who oppose the growing of canola in Willamette Valley are taking that fight to court. The coalition, which includes The Center for Food Safety and Friends of Family Farmers, filed their lawsuit earlier this month with the Oregon Court of Appeals.  

Central Oregon's Geothermal Project Picking Up Steam

OPB | April 18, 2013 1:58 p.m.

In Central Oregon, the quest to harness geothermal heat deep below the ground is picking up steam.  The Bureau of Land Management has just published an Environmental Assessment for a geothermal exploration southeast of Bend. 

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