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Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Eugene.jpg An Oregon arm of the Apollo Alliance, the nationwide effort to expand clean energy industries, plans to put a measure on the November Oregon ballot. It picks up where failed 2005 legislation on biofuels left off and would fund seven centers statewide for research and job training on everything from solar panels to new biofuels, according to Dan Carol, an Apollo Oregon campaign strategist. Carol says funding could come from state economic development funds.

 

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"I feel private enterprises are capable of operating at a higher efficiency than state government."

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