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|Thursday, January 12, 2012|
A new project of rooftop solar panels in NE Portland will become Oregon's largest residential solar energy project.
The Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods just launched its second Solarize project. The group expects to recruit 2,000 homeowners and convince 400 to 500 of them to add photovoltaic solar panels on their homes.
That’s more homeowners going solar, in one project, than occurred statewide until 2010.
The latest Solarize Northeast project comes as solar panel prices plummeted due to the impact of cheap, subsidized Chinese imports. More important, it marries two approaches that have been game-changers in residential solar energy: the community-based Solarize model, pioneered in Portland; and solar-panel leases that enable homeowners to add solar without a dollar in up-front cost.
Read more at The Portland Tribune.
Thursday, September 10, 2015
BY JACOB PALMER | DIGITAL NEWS EDITOR
The Oregon Office of Economic Analysis released a report on the vitality of rural Oregon this week. Media reports focused on the number of Californians moving to the "Timber Belt," but the document contained other interesting insights regarding regional challenges and successes.
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
BY LINDA BAKER
A new co-working model disrupts office sharing, child care and work-life balance as we know it.
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
BY GREGG LEWIS | OP-ED
The issue of green-washing remains a significant challenge to those of us who would like to see the building sector in this country do more than make unverifiable claims of sustainability. Transparency about the impacts of a given material is the only way to allow designers to make intelligent choices when selecting building products.
Monday, September 28, 2015
BY KIM MOORE
A conversation with Jonathan Bennett, managing partner at law firm Dunn Carney Allen Higgins & Tongue.
Wednesday, September 09, 2015
BY CHRIS NOBLE | ART DIRECTOR
Thursday, August 20, 2015
BY DAN COOK
The state’s angel investing fund gets hammered in Salem.
Friday, October 02, 2015
BY KIM MOORE
Our intrepid (and expecting) research editor finds the child care search involves long waiting lists, costly fees and no certainty of securing a place before she goes back to work.
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