We don’t see many bees flying around Oregon at the end of November, but we do see the fruits of their labor. Pumpkin pie, cranberry sauce, green beans and more of the foods that make Thanksgiving dinner so special are possible through the work of bees. But bees are at risk.So this holiday season, chefs, restaurant owners and environmental advocates are speaking out to protect bees and help stop them from dying off at alarming rates.
Environment Oregon Research and Policy Center, touting the leadership role that colleges and universities must play in the clean energy revolution, unveiled a 10 point plan to guide campuses toward 100 percent renewable energy.
Today more than 600 leaders from 43 states – including doctors and nurses, business owners, state and local officials, and watershed activists - urged U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to maintain the Clean Water Rule. Environment America Research & Policy Center submitted their comments in response to EPA’s proposal to dismantle the Rule, which restored federal protections to drinking water sources for 117 million Americans.
A new report released today by Environment Oregon Research & Policy Center finds that Oregon has increased solar and wind energy at a rate slightly less than that of the country as a whole. According to the report, over the last decade solar energy generation increased by 41-fold in Oregon compared to 43-fold nationally and wind energy grew five-fold compared to a seven-fold increase nationally. However, Oregon is among the top of the pack when it came to total electric vehicles sold over the last decade as well as increases in capacity for energy storage.
As Oregon continues to debate policies critical to the growth of solar power, a new report released today shows that Portland ranks 17 for total solar PV installed (MW-DC), putting it in the top 20 cities in the nation for solar power.
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