A report by the Northwest Power and Conservation Council finds the region can meet nearly all of its energy needs for the next 20 years without building new power plants.
The Clean Power Plan issued Monday by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency sets a goal of a 20 percent reduction from levels in 2012 for 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.
The Energy Information Administration reports that U.S. homes built since 2000 are only using 2 percent more energy than older homes despite being 30 percent larger on average. How is that possible?
So, I have a lot to learn about green homes...and how to tour more than one of them in a Saturday. I went on the Portland Build it Green! Home Tour this weekend. And when I say "home" tour I mean it. I only made it to one home – out of 21! (I also visited the June Key Delta ...
Remember when Ezra Klein was wondering why Americans are driving less? Many, including Eric Hess at Seattle's Sightline Institute, suggested the U.S. might be seeing a generational shift in driving based on data showing fewer vehicle miles driven by Americans between age 20 and 40.
One of Clark Williams-Derry's five thought-provoking ideas on The Daily Score blog reassures me that it's not crazy to question energy efficiency as public policy (as I mentioned earlier): His No. 2 thought-provoking idea is that energy efficiency doesn't always save energy:
Check out these pictures of the pedal-powered kitchen center from FastCompany Design. The concept, from Christoph Thetard, is to power kitchen appliances such as a hand mixer, food processor and coffee grinder with a manual pedal. It could reduce a kitchen's carbon footprint and lower a home's electric bill. Does this retro reinvention have a a place in the modern ...
Even superluxury cars are going green. The Wall Street Journal reports Ferrari, Porsche, Bentley and other luxury carmakers are finally taking a stab at improving fuel efficiency and reducing emissions.