Oregon truckers will soon have more access to compressed natural gas (CNG) stations, thanks to $4 million in federal grants. Via Sustainable Business Journal: The Oregon Department of Transportation selected eight projects to receive federal Congestion Mitigation Air Quality Funds after soliciting applications in February for projects that help meet Gov. John Kitzhaber’s 10-year Energy Action Plan goal to […]
XKCD: Clean Fuels Programs are pretty important
More than 100 businesses have joined the Clean Fuels Work coalition to support Oregon’s Clean Fuels Program, a smart transportation fuel policy that cleans our fuels and our air. These businesses recognize that the program expands our fuel alternatives and improves public health, while providing opportunities for business development, jobs, and economic growth. They also recognize […]
Alternative Fuels Could Save Your Life
While Oregon continues to make progress on our own Clean Fuels Program, we’re always interested in what’s happening just south in California, where their own version of the program (the LCFS) has been in place for several years. Last week, the Atlantic ran a story on the considerable health benefits and economic savings from the reduction […]
How does Oregon stack up on carbon pollution?
This is neat! Georgetown Climate Center has built a map of state climate and energy policies, including (as shown below) the change in carbon pollution emissions that come from the power sector, from 2005-2012. The darker the green, the greater the reduction; the deeper the blue/purple, the higher of an increase. (Click the map to visit Georgetown’s site to play around with […]