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New report: Oregon solar grew by 2,736% over past decade

Oregon ranks 19th in the nation for growth in solar power generation since 2011 according to a new report released today by Environment Oregon Research & Policy Center. Renewables on the Rise 2021 documents the growth of six key clean energy technologies across the U.S. over the past decade: solar power, wind power, battery storage, energy efficiency, electric vehicles and heat pumps. 

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News Release | Environment Oregon Research & Policy Center

New report: Trouble in the Air: Oregon experienced elevated levels of polluted air in 2020

According to a new report from Environment Oregon Research & Policy Center, Frontier Group and OSPIRG Foundation, the Portland metro area suffered through 55 days of elevated air pollution in 2020. Eugene experienced 73, and Klamath Falls and Harney County both saw over 100.  Air pollution increases the risk of premature death, asthma attacks, cancer and other adverse health impacts.

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News Release | Environment Oregon Research & Policy Center

Report examines America’s waste problem over past 3 years

Every year, the average American throws out nearly 1,800 pounds of trash. Together, Americans throw out enough plastic each year to fill up the Dallas Cowboys’ AT&T Stadium --- the largest NFL football stadium --- 565 times over. Our new report examines America’s waste problem over the past three years, including the pandemic, and recommends 10 steps the United States should take to build a “zero waste” economy.

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What’s it like to install a heat pump? | Johanna Neumann

Here’s the play by play of my journey to install a heat pump heating/cooling system in our cottage.

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