Energy and utilities

Energy and utilities
The LNG debate
June 2007
Friday, June 01, 2007

"Nuclear power is unlikely in this region. Hydropower output will be flat, as no new dams will be built. And coal-fired power plants are significant polluters. The only option left is gas."

 

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Wave energy projects face challenges
June 2007
Friday, June 01, 2007

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Now that the backslapping in Salem over this year’s renewable energy bill has died down, here’s the real news about wave energy: It’s going to be at least five years before the state discovers which, if any, of the seven much-touted wave energy projects are viable.

 

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February '07 farming, natural resources and energy indicators
May 2007
Tuesday, May 01, 2007

 

 

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LNG terminals ignite a statewide controversy
May 2007
Tuesday, May 01, 2007

LNG1.gifLiquid natural gas is a story, like so many in an energy-fixated world, that begins and ends with demand. Not just a demand for cleaner, cheaper or more sustainable, but a demand for more. More for Europe. More for Asia. A whole lot more for North America.

 

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MADRAS
May 2007
Tuesday, May 01, 2007

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“The hump,” as locals call it, was many things during its storied past. It began as a brick building...Pelton Round Butte, a series of three hydroelectric dams on the Deschutes River, is certified by the Low Impact Hydropower Institute as a green-power generator.

 

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