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Portland General Electric Pulls Permit For Natural Gas Plants

OPB | May 13, 2017 3:11 p.m. | Portland

Portland General Electric has suspended plans to permit two new natural gas-powered facilities.

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New 'Terrestrial' Podcast Explores Choices That Come With A Changing Environment

KUOW/EarthFix | May 1, 2017 12:15 a.m.

EarthFix is pleased to introduce terrestrial, a new environment-focused podcast from a journalist who’s been with us since the beginning.

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Portland Votes 'Yes' On Plan To Turn Poop Into Vehicle Fuel

OPB | April 19, 2017 5 p.m.

Portland's wastewater agency has a new plan for the methane gas that’s a byproduct of solid waste.

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Govs. Inslee And Brown Band Together To Challenge Trump's Energy Plans

OPB | March 25, 2017 4:28 p.m.

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown and Gov. Jay Inslee of Washington are banding together in support of clean energy.

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The Best Of EarthFix 2016

EarthFix | Dec. 18, 2016 1:51 p.m.

From an international investigation into electronic waste to a study of the U.S. military's environmental legacy in the Northwest, here is the best reporting from EarthFix in 2016.

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Google's All-Renewable Energy Plan To Include Data Center In Oregon

NWPR/EarthFix | Dec. 6, 2016 2:45 p.m.

Google announces that all of the energy it consumes globally — including at its data center in The Dalles, Oregon — will soon operate without directly relying on fossil fuels.

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How Lakes Can Work Like Batteries That Charge The Electricity Grid

OPB/EarthFix | Oct. 5, 2016 1:45 p.m. | Klamath Falls, Oregon

A project in Oregon’s Klamath County is aiming to complement renewable energy development in the Northwest by creating a giant water battery.

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Where Do Wind Turbines Go To Die?

Inside Energy | Sept. 9, 2016 3:16 p.m.

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.

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Oregon Offshore Wind Project Stalls

OPB/EarthFix | Sept. 9, 2016 1:45 p.m. | Ashland, Oregon

The company behind the project has asked federal regulators to stop processing its lease application.

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Scientists Tackle Mercury Woes In River On Idaho-Oregon Border

AP | 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.