Public Information Sessions Shed Light on Oregon’s New Solar Energy Incentive Program

 
RS Energy is a full-service solar energy developer based in Portland, Oregon that helps private and public-sector clients switch a portion of their electrical demand to clean, renewable solar power. RS Energy assists clients with individualized solutions and the relevant information needed to make a decision on switching to solar. RS Energy will take care … Read More.

Solar Panels On The White House

Here’s an interesting Earth Day idea from the Renewable Energy World blog posted on April 22, 2010 by Tor Valenza. Seems that 17 solar pros and companies have offered to install a 17kW solar array on the White House free of charge.Read all about it here.
If you remember Jimmy Carter had solar panels installed back … Read More.

Greening Portland’s Federal Building

According to a recent New York Times article, Portland’s Edith Green-Wendell Wyatt Federal Building is slated for a green facelift. A vertical garden will take the form of ‘fins’ two-hundred feet tall on the western façade of the building.  While details of construction and maintenance aren’t clear, the G.S.A. estimates an annual energy cost savings … Read More.

Expediting Green Invention – US Patent Office to Speed Application Process

The United States Patent Office has launched a pilot program aimed at reducing patent review time from 40 months to 12 months for inventors and designers seeking patents for green technology. The Green Technology Pilot Program allows applications relating to improving environmental quality, conserving energy, developing renewable energy resources, or reducing greenhouse gas emissions to … Read More.

Power to the People

Community effort in Southeast Portland brings solar within reach for many.
PORTLAND, Ore. — September 16, 2009 was the deadline for Portland homeowners to become part of the very first Solarize Portland project — a grassroots effort that’s making it easier to go solar for less through the power of community. What began as the idea … Read More.

Palm Oil Plantations Wrecking Asian Rainforests

Palm oil, listed as, “vegetable oil,” in many supermarket food products is responsible for cultures, ecosystems, and animals, like the orangutan, tiger, and sun bears being pushed to extinction, and the problem is getting worse.

In the rush to profit from this cheap food and biodiesel-producing plant, palm oil plantations are replacing the biodiversity of co2-sopping … Read More.

Making Way for Oregon’s Solar Highway Along I-205

 
Oregon Department of Transportation, (ODOT) is moving ahead with a proposed public-private partnership on a $20 million solar panel project along I-205. The partnership would allow tax credits to be used to improve the region’s electrical grid and meet ODOT’s energy needs without passing the cost to taxpayers.
The use of technology, raw materials, and labor … Read More.