Wind turbines don't last forever. And when they come down, these giant structures can leave a lot of waste behind. The steel towers can be recycled, but the fiberglass blades typically end up in landfills.
Renewable energy | Fish & Wildlife | Environment | Animals | Water | News | localAP | Aug. 14, 2016 12:49 p.m. | Boise
A multiyear study of mercury contamination is underway in a three-dam hydroelectric project on the Idaho-Oregon border that's part of a power company's effort to renew its license with the federal government.
Politics | Renewable energy | Environment | Sustainability | Transportation | News | local | Oil Trains In The NorthwestAP | July 28, 2016 8:33 a.m. | Seattle
Voters in Spokane will get to decide whether the city should prohibit the shipment of crude oil or coal by rail. The ballot measure, if approved, would make rail shipments of crude oil or coal a civil in
Renewable energy | Energy | Environment | Sustainability | Water | NewsOPB | July 5, 2016 3:01 p.m.
Engineers at Oregon State have created a free, open-source computer program that can determine a stream or river’s potential as an energy source.
NW Life | Business | Renewable energy | Economy | Health | Nation | Environment | Politics | Science | Technology | News | localOPB | April 18, 2016 11:15 a.m. | Portland
An Oregon start-up that’s trying to use kites to generate electricity has secured close to a quarter of a million dollars from the US Department of Agriculture and state agencies.
A few new policy steps could help Oregon catch up with neighboring Washington and other states in bringing solar power to more homes, businesses and utility customers.
Port of Longview commissioners vote unanimously to end talks with an energy company that wants to build the first oil refinery on the West Coast in more than 25 years.
California has started looking at the environmental effects of dams on the Klamath River. It’s the first official move since the Klamath Basin Water Agreements fell apart at the end of the year.