Tall Mass Timber Buildings and Climate Change

The following is an excerpt from the 2012 report, “THE CASE FOR Tall Wood BUILDINGS.” A feasibility study from the Canadian Wood Council illustrates how massive timber products and systems can provide viable and sustainable alternatives for the construction of 10 to 30-story buildings. Canadian Wood Council As our understanding of anthropogenic climate change evolves we […]

Senate Bill 477: “Transition Oregon beyond coal to clean, renewable energy.”

Check out the fact sheet and overview here: Coal 2 Clean Fact Sheet LCRI has written a letter of support for SB 477 can be seen here: 2015 SB 477 Testimony

Renewable Energy Demonstration in Ontario, OR

Last week LCRI and Oregon Rural Action collaborated to bring the Renewable Energy Demonstration Trailer to Ontario, OR. It was an all-day affair starting early at Ontario High School.  Our Renewable Energy Engineer, Bob Rogers spoke with several high school classes about ways of utilizing renewable energy in their lives, as well as encourage them […]

Find Out How Many Solar Jobs Were Created in Your State

The Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI) and The Solar Foundation held a briefing on the 2014 National Solar Jobs Census. The Census found that the solar industry added 31,000 jobs last year, accounting for 1.3 percent of all new U.S. jobs, and representing a growth rate almost 20 times greater than the national average. […]

Oregon Governor recognizes Town of Lakeview as a ‘Solar Friendly Community’

Senior Center packed for Red Rock Biofuels public info meeting

The senior center meeting room was at capacity last night with folks hoping to learn more about the possibility of Red Rock Biofuels LLC, a company that gasifies woody biomass into diesel, jet fuel, and naphtha, coming to Lakeview, OR. There were a lot of great questions asked last night about the its projected impacts on […]