Portland approves public electric vehicle chargers in more areas to close equity gaps
Portland City Council unanimously approved the Bureau of Transportation’s EV charging in the right of way project, which will increase public charging stations in areas of the city that currently lack the infrastructure.
Marine commission: Whale deaths not linked to wind prep work
An independent scientific agency that advises the federal government on policies that could impact marine mammals says there is no evidence linking site preparation work for offshore wind farms with a number of whale deaths along the U.S. East Coast.
Oregon churns out renewable energy, but needs batteries to store it
In Oregon, some utilities have begun ramping up renewable energy to meet the state's clean energy goals, but there’s a problem: The energy generated from these sources can only be used when the wind is blowing or the sun is shining.
Eugene becomes first city in Oregon to restrict natural gas in new residential construction
Starting this summer, developers will have to use electric appliances and power when building new residences of three stories or less.
Pacific Northwest ‘hydrogen hub’ pitch to federal government treated as top secret
The states of Washington and Oregon have submitted a joint bid to the U.S. Department of Energy to get a share of $8 billion that Congress set aside to launch "Regional Clean Hydrogen Hubs" around the nation. But good luck trying to learn what exactly the bi-state bid entails, other than the safe presumption that at least one industrial hydrogen production facility would be subsidized.
New federal climate law could boost Pacific Northwest green businesses
Companies large and small around the Pacific Northwest say they are excited by growth opportunities that may flow from the climate, healthcare and tax package signed by President Biden on Tuesday. Turbocharged federal spending could benefit the region’s green energy sector in particular.
There’s a surge in Pacific Northwest homes powered by the sun, but do your homework so you don’t get burned
Solar power installations on home rooftops are surging in Oregon and Washington state. Alongside, you may have noticed an uptick in ads pitching rooftop solar, or even gotten an in-person solicitation. Some of the sales pitches contain dubious or potentially misleading claims. And now, consumer watchdogs are urging homeowners to do their homework before signing any contract.
Oregon solar industry welcomes tariff pause
Solar workers in Oregon say they’re hopeful President Biden’s decision will ease the shortage of solar panels caused by a federal trade investigation.
Astronomical price of diesel is making everything more expensive
America runs on diesel. It keeps freight moving, factories humming and farmers planting. But a surge in diesel prices is making everything more expensive.
Federal investigation slows solar projects in Oregon
A probe into possible tariff evasion has made it hard to get panels, grinding solar development in Oregon to a near halt.