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News Release | Environment Oregon Research & Policy Center

Children’s book empowers kids to reduce plastic waste

After a successful Kickstarter campaign to raise the money to self-publish the children's book, Myrtle the Turtle, it is now printed and available for purchase online. 

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Report | Environment Oregon Research & Policy Center

Renewables on the Rise

America is in the midst of a clean energy revolution. Currently, wind and solar energy provide nearly 10 percent of our nation’s electricity and in 2018 America produced almost five times as much renewable electricity from the sun and the wind as in 2009.  Renewables on the Rise documents the dramatic rise of clean energy over the past decade and looks toward a future that is 100 percent renewable.

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News Release | Environment Oregon Research & Policy Center

New study shows a decade of progress positions Oregon to take clean energy to the next level

Since 2009, Oregon has seen a 37-fold increase in the amount of electricity generated from the sun, and a 105% increase in wind power generation, according to a new report released today by Environment Oregon Research & Policy Center. The report also highlights advances in the use of energy storage and energy efficiency and ranks Oregon 10th among the states for the number of registered electric vehicles in 2018.

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Environment Oregon Research & Policy Center releases revised report on water pollution at beaches

Following questions raised about data in the original version of our “Safe for Swimming?” report, released Tuesday June 23, Environment Oregon Research & Policy announced that, following a reanalysis of testing results for fecal bacteria in waters off Oregon beaches, data in Oregon remained substantially the same.

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Report | Environment Oregon Research & Policy Center

Safe for Swimming?

The Clean Water Act, adopted in 1972 with overwhelming bi-partisan support, had the farsighted and righteous goal of making all our waterways safe for swimming. Yet 46 years later, all too often, Americans visiting their favorite beach are met by an advisory warning that the water is unsafe for swimming. 

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