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Wind activity picks up in Oregon

Oregon saw a major jump in its installed wind energy capacity in the third quarter with 1,833 megawatts of new power installed in the U.S.

Chinese executive says Obama's wind farm halt a "political show"

The Obama administration's decision to block a Chinese investment in an Oregon wind farm was called a "political show and bureaucratic nonsense" by a Chinese executive.

Merkley a top green politician

Sen. Jeff Merkley was named the third greenest legislator for his voting record.

Venture activity picks up in third quarter

Oregon venture capital activity rose in the third quarter after a dismal spring.

Portland rents continue to rise

Portland rents have risen 6.2% in the past year, even as thousands of new metro-area apartments are in the works.

Portland health research centers to advise government

11 health research centers evaluate which medical practices and treatments work best, and then advise the U.S. government. Two are based in Portland.

Union County homeowners go solar

Homeowners in Union County are taking advantage of low-interest loans to finance solar-powered hot water systems as Oregon Rural Action's Solarize Union County project nears completion.