We are “Making Energy Work for Rural Oregon”

LCRI has been spending some time this year, along with a group of partners, traveling around the state talking renewable energy. So far we have had three events: Talent, Hood River, and John Day, Oregon. The goal of these series of workshops is to share our successes, stories, and resources so that other towns and […]

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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 […]

Become a Lake County Renewable Energy Ambassador

Ambassadors are individuals who have installed renewable energy systems on their residence or business who want to tell others about the benefits of living with solar, wind and/or geothermal. These early adopters are often the best spokespersons for renewable energy and their goal is simple – to help others achieve energy independence and bring renewables […]

Land Conservation and Development Commission

Land Conservation and Development Commission held their regular board meeting in Lakeview on July 19-20, 2012. Ken Kestner, Lake County Commissioner, Ray Simms, Lakeview Town Manager, and I gave the commission a tour of renewable energy Projects. The projects included the Black Cap Solar, Lakeview Solar, Town of Lakeview geothermal system for Warner Correction facility […]

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 […]

Be wattsmart

Good news for Pacific Power customers. In collaboration with Energy Trust of Oregon, Pacific Power is now offering energy efficiency assistance to its customers. Yesterday, Tim Thomson of Energy Trust and Toby Freeman of Pacific Power gave a talk on wattsmart, Pacific Power’s energy efficiency program. The talk was held at Mario’s Restaurant in Lakeview, […]

PacifiCorp building a solar plant in Lakeview

PacifiCorp announced plans to build a 2MW solar system in Lakeview beginning in May 2012. Our goal of becoming the New Energy Frontier is happening. Here’s PacifiCorp’s press release.