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A New Source Of Hydropower: City Water Pipes

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 23, 2015

FRIDAY: A Portland startup is generating renewable power with small hydroelectric turbines inside the city water system.

Gas Tax Alternative

OPB | Broadcast: June 18, 2012

The Oregon Department of Transportation has a new pilot program to create a way to tax drivers of electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids.

Environmental Update

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 17, 2011

EarthFix reporter Courtney Flatt updates us on energy and resource projects in the Northwest.

Environmental Update

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 13, 2011

We'll get an environmental update from OPB's Ecotrope blogger, Cassandra Profita about the future of sustainable energy sources in Oregon. 

Washing Out Wind?

OPB | Broadcast: April 19, 2011

The Bonneville Power Administration may ask wind companies to cut back on energy generation to allow the grid to absorb an excess of hydro power.

Solar Power

OPB | Broadcast: July 28, 2010

What's the latest with solar power?

What Wind Means for the Gorge

OPB | Broadcast: May 31, 2010

What economic changes will multiple wind energy projects bring to the Columbia River Gorge?

The Inner Lives of Boys

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 28, 2009

Following our discussion about "good girls" we turn the table on boys.

Urban Turbines

OPB | Broadcast: Aug. 20, 2009

What are the advantages and drawbacks of wind power on a small scale?

The Switch: Geothermal Energy

OPB | Broadcast: June 5, 2009

How can geothermal energy become a bigger part of Oregon’s energy picture?

Powerful Combination

OPB | Broadcast: May 14, 2009

What will it take to integrate wind and hydro power in order to get the most out of these resources?

Main Street Oregon

OPB | Broadcast: May 13, 2009

How important is a vital downtown to a rural economy?

Full Faith in Credits?

OPB | Broadcast: May 5, 2009

Are Oregon's green energy tax credits working?

The Future of Coal

OPB | Broadcast: April 22, 2009

Do current regulation trends spell the end of coal?

Renewable Rates

OPB | Broadcast: April 8, 2009

What is the price of renewable energy?

Nuclear Northwest

OPB | Broadcast: Feb. 18, 2009

How bright is our nuclear energy future?


OPB | Broadcast: Feb. 12, 2009

What does it mean to be green?

Blowin' in the Wind

OPB | Broadcast: Aug. 8, 2008

What impact will the expansion of the wind energy industry have in Oregon?

Plant Power

OPB | Broadcast: July 17, 2008

How do you decide what kind of fuel to use?