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Bend reopens discussion on water project

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Wednesday, February 06, 2013

Bend city councilors are reopening the discussion about proceeding with the $68 million Bridge Creek water supply project.

 

Portland expected to approve commercial efficiency rebate program

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Wednesday, February 06, 2013

The Portland City Council is expected to vote to approve a rebate program to help small businesses make energy efficiency improvements, called Bucks for Buildings.

 

Deputy U.S. Energy Secretary to tour wind farm

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Wednesday, February 06, 2013

Deputy U.S. Energy Secretary Daniel Poneman is touring the Shepherds Flat wind farm in eastern Oregon.

 

Cascadia earthquake could cause $32B in losses

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Tuesday, February 05, 2013

The next Cascadia earthquake will kill thousands and cause more than $32 billion in losses to the Oregon economy, a state panel says.

 

EV industry sparks $266.5M impact in Oregon

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Tuesday, February 05, 2013

A report completed by Portland State University researchers found that Oregon's electric vehicle industry created more than 1,500 jobs and sparked $266.5 million in economic activity.

 

OSU statewide budget flat

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Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Oregon State University's statewide public services may have to eliminate 30 faculty positions under Gov. Kitzhaber's proposed budget.

 

VC fund raising $10M for sustainable businesses in Northwest

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Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Former ShoreBank Pacific CEO David Williams joined Brock Metcalf at Reference Capital to raise a $10 million fund to make investments in sustainable Oregon and Washington businesses.

 
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