Thanks to Oregon’s Clean Fuels Program, companies like Burgerville and SeQuential have partnered up to help us breathe easier and make the transition to clean energy.
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]