What does a forester in Oregon have in common with aircraft mechanic students in Turkey?

Red Rock Biofuels LLC is in the process of planning a commercial-scale biorefinery in Lakeview, Oregon and plans to commence construction June 2016. The plant will have a production capacity of 15 million gallons per year. This renewable biofuels facility will sustainably source available forest feedstocks, helping to thin the forest to decrease fuel for […]

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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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 […]

Renewable Northwest Project-map

Check out this great map of the renewable energy projects throughout the NorthWest. Lake County holds its own!

APPLY TODAY: Renewable Energy Planning in your Community

    Sustainable Northwest, Lake County Resource Initiative, and Wallowa Resources are hosting a series of workshops – Making Energy Work for Rural Oregon – in four different communities across Oregon, from June through October 2015, to help communities implement renewable energy and energy efficiency projects. Lake County is on its way to being 100% free […]

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 […]