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Conflict in the wind
December 2011
Tuesday, November 15, 2011

1211_Wind_02Large swaths of Oregon’s public land are being leased for wind exploration, leaving wildlife at risk and raising serious questions about how energy projects should be developed.

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December 2011
Tuesday, November 15, 2011

1211_NextChemistry is like cooking. Except instead of tenderizing a pork roast with lime, spices and soy sauce, a chemist might mix up a batch of indium cobalt antimony, sink the concoction in copper oxide and then nuke the results in the microwave.

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Klamath dam removal uncertain
November 2011
Wednesday, October 19, 2011

1111_KlamathDamWhen the Klamath Restoration Agreements were signed in February 2010, the documents were hailed as a historic solution to decades of conflicts over water rights and environmental management in the Klamath Basin. Almost two years later, many stakeholders are still waiting to move forward with projects connected to the agreements, which include both the Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement and the Klamath Hydroelectric Settlement Agreement. At issue is whether legislators will authorize the agreements and allocate the $500 million for implementation.

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OSU's energy efficiency program to double
High Five
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Oregon State University's Energy Efficiency Center will double the size of its program with help from a $1.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy.
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BPA focuses on water, not wind
High Five
Thursday, May 19, 2011
Bonneville Power Administration officials turned wind turbines off to focus on water power for five hours, to compensate for high river levels.
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