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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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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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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Electric vehicles are great for everyone…especially if you live in the Pacific Northwest

It’s no secret that electric vehicles are better for the environment than traditional gas guzzlers. And thanks to decreased maintenance costs, increased electric vehicle charging infrastructure, and more vehicles now coming onto the market, more people are considering making the switch to electric. Federal and state rebates, as well as innovative policies like the Oregon […]

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Good News: Electric Vehicles Now Take You the Distance

From Oregon Environmental Council Guest blog by Belinda McFadgen If you’re tired of the exhaust fumes, noise, and climate-damaging emissions from your typical gasoline car, the electric vehicle is a great option for your future ride. Good reasons exist for going electric. Switching from gas reduces air pollution and carbon emissions so electric vehicle engines […]

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