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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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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Second Year Success: Oregon’s Clean Fuels Standard Continues to Impress

Transportation is a leading source of Oregon greenhouse gas emissions. Cars, trucks and buses are responsible for nearly 40% of our state’s climate pollution. That’s why the Clean Fuels Standard is so critical. The Oregon Clean Fuels Standard was first passed in 2009 and reauthorized in 2015 against intense oil industry opposition. Thanks to this game […]

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Clean Fuels Standards: increasing EVs, decreasing emissions

Clean fuels standards are a proven mechanism for lowering greenhouse gas emissions and creating thriving, homegrown alternative fuels markets. Just take California’s Low-Carbon Fuels Standard: much like Oregon’s Clean Fuels Standard, it requires that transportation fuels get cleaner over time. Fuel importers and producers can meet the standards by blending low-carbon biofuels into the fuel […]

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