Putting 💩 to good use in Portland

A natural gas fueling station at the City of Portland’s wastewater treatment plant is now offering a cleaner-air alternative to the diesel traditionally used by some City vehicles. The first milestone in the “Poop to Power” project, this natural gas fueling station will provide gas from conventional sources, then switch to renewable natural gas one […]

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How Clean Fuels Programs help alternative fuel providers, your communities, our air

The Oregon Clean Fuels Standard was launched to help meet the state’s greenhouse gas reduction goals, to diversify and grow the state’s economy through the manufacture and distribution of clean fuels, to stabilize volatility in fuel prices, and to provide more fuel choices for consumers and businesses. How is the program working? Check out this […]

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Guest Post: Rural Oregon transit agency drives toward electric buses

by Alison Wiley as originally published for Climate Solutions. In this guest blog, Alison Wiley interviews Scott Chancey, General Manager of Josephine Community Transit, a rural transit agency based in the southwest Oregon town of Grants Pass. Scott Chancey plans to soon order JCT’s first three electric buses. This interview first appeared in Alison Wiley’s Electrifying Transit e-newsletter, […]

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Oregon utilities are putting millions toward EV charging

In 2016, Oregon passed the Clean Electricity and Coal Transition Act, a law that transitions Oregon’s power grid off of polluting coal-fired power while simultaneously DOUBLING the state’s commitment to clean electricity by 2040. The bill also encourages investment in more electric vehicle charging infrastructure – a crucial part of making it easier to switch to electric […]

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Beaverton School District sets the example with a cleaner way to fuel school buses

Recently, the Beaverton School District became the first school district in Oregon to enroll in the state’s Clean Fuels Program. This is a big deal, not only because propane is cheaper and cleaner than traditional gasoline, but because the Beaverton School District has the largest publicly owned fleet in the state of Oregon. By making […]

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Your trash is a biogas treasure

Last month, Waste Management was selected by Metro to build a facility that will help turn our food scraps into biogas, one of the cleanest burning fuels there is! Biogas is a type of biofuel naturally produced from the decomposition of organic waste. When organic matter, like food scraps or animal waste, break down in […]

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