If Oregon transitioned its entire fleet of diesel transit buses to all-electric vehicles, it could significantly cut greenhouse gas emissions each year and reduce toxic air pollution that creates a public health hazard. Our new report shows that a full transition to electric buses from TriMet alone could avoid an average of 39,990 tons of climate-altering pollution each year -- the equivalent of taking 7,720 cars off the road.
Industrial facilities dumped excessive pollution into Oregon’s waterways 23 times over 21 months according to a new report by Environment Oregon Research & Policy Center. The facilities rarely faced penalties for this pollution. Read more.
With electric vehicles (EVs) hitting U.S. streets in record numbers, a new study by Environment Oregon Research & Policy Center and Frontier Group highlights best practices to help local officials make their cities as EV-friendly as possible.
A new white paper released by Environment Oregon Research & Policy Center, concludes that the rapid growth of less expensive wind and solar energy and the plummeting costs of energy storage have led to a six-fold increase in energy storage capacity (excluding pumped hydropower) over the past decade.
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