Energy and utilities

Energy and utilities
$88M grant supports efficiency
High Five
Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Two Oregon utilities are participating in a federal program to promote user efficiency.

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Solarize Portland catches fire
December 2009
Sunday, November 22, 2009

Energy_Trust_c0042Homeowners in a Southeast Portland neighborhood have banded together to buy and install solar panels, knocking significant chunks off the price through high-volume purchasing. The 6-month-old Solarize Portland program has wildly exceeded expectations.

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Red tape for green projects
December 2009
Sunday, November 22, 2009

Complications with the state's Construction Contractors Board (CCB) could cool the warm glow from incentives aimed at improving home energy use.

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Portland's pricey sewer needs more
High Five
Thursday, November 12, 2009

The $800 million project needs an additional $147 million for improvements, says the EPA.

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Eco-districts: Who will pay?
High Five
Tuesday, November 10, 2009

The benefits for business and the environment are evident, but funding is an issue.

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