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Energy Trust to fund $1M solar electric projects

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Thursday, January 31, 2013

The Energy Trust of Oregon is making up to $1 million of incentives available for large solar electric projects.

 

DuPont Pioneer expanding in Hermiston

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Thursday, January 31, 2013

DuPont Pioneer plans to expand its Hermiston plant, doubling the capacity of its corn and hybrid seed processing facility.

 

Beaverton school unveils solar project

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Thursday, January 31, 2013

REC Solar and Kenyon Energy finished a three-system solar project for the Beaverton School District.

 

Portland among worst places to buy a foreclosure

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Thursday, January 31, 2013

The Portland area is among the worst markets to buy a foreclosure, according to RealtyTrac.

 

East Oregon water issue breakthrough possible

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Thursday, January 31, 2013

The effort to develop new water for Umatilla Basin farmers could soon see a breakthrough in a long-standing stalemate between farmers and environmentalists.

 

Adaptu shutting down

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Thursday, January 31, 2013

Portland-based StanCorp is shutting down Adaptu, its version of the online money management site Mint.com.

 

PERS reform could save $4.3B over 20 years

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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Gov. John Kitzhaber's PERS cost-of-living plan could save $4.3 billion over 20 years.

 
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