Community Energy Planning Workshops Update: Talent gets the ball rolling

Six communities around the state have applied to have Sustainable Northwest, Energy Trust of Oregon, ODOE, Wallowa Resources, and LCRI hold a workshop to discuss community energy planning strategies. The community in Talent is leading the way in building support and excitement for this next step in integrating renewable energy and energy efficiency into their […]

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 […]

Biomass generation with CCS could deliver carbon-negative energy

“Generating electricity from biomass, such as urban waste and sustainably-sourced forest and crop residues, is one strategy for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, because it is carbon-neutral: it produces as much carbon as the plants suck out of the atmosphere. A new UC Berkeley study shows that if biomass electricity production is combined with carbon capture […]

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Snapshot of Cascades Snowpack in Record-Low Territory

               

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New! Carbon Footprint Maps | CoolClimate Network

  Click to find the average annual carbon footprint where you live. New! Carbon Footprint Maps | CoolClimate Network.  

The World’s Most Advanced Building Material Is… Wood

“But the biggest driving force behind the turn toward wood is a growing awareness among architects and developers about their field’s contribution to climate change. “Our industry leads all others in terms of its impact on the planet and human health,” Waugh says. Concrete and steel require enormous amounts of energy to produce and transport, […]

The Climate Trust | [AUDIO] Entrepreneurs Find Ways To Make Money From Carbon Emissions

Follow this link to listen: The Climate Trust | [AUDIO] Entrepreneurs Find Ways To Make Money From Carbon Emissions.

PBS, This American Land features Lake County Renewable Energy

    To view the PBS show This American Land about Lake County Renewable Energy click Here.  

Renewable Energy Demonstration Trailer

The demonstration trailer generated a lot of interest at the Irish Days celebration (Bob and Katie even drove it in the parade) and at the North Lake School Science Fair, March 2013. As a result of these events people are starting to approach us about bringing the trailer to other community events as well. We […]

Jim Walls speaks at TED-X OSU

On April 17th 2012, I had the privilege of speaking at the first Oregon State University TED-X program. Despite being nervous about being the last speaker of the day, the evening went really well. In fact being the last speaker turned out to be great. Bill Gates proceeded me (through a pre-recorded video) and spoke […]