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Ryan Zinke Is Blaming Eco-Terrorists Who Don’t Exist For Wildfires

August 18th, 2018 | by Michael Barnard

In recent days, Ryan Zinke, US Secretary of the Interior, has been making headlines with his remarkably wrong-headed remarks about the US West's horrific season of wildfires, blaming them on eco-terrorists. As with President Trump's tweets of two days earlier in which he made the baffling statement that California was pumping fresh water into the Pacific instead of using it to fight fires, Zinke is so wrong that it is literally incredible that he could believe what he is saying


Why We Need More Solar Storage Solutions

January 27th, 2018 | by Sponsored Content

Across the world, power downtime keeps going up. Power outages increased in frequency and were more widespread in 2016, affecting 33% more people, showing that we definitely need a solar storage solution


Powering Past Coal Alliance Membership Blows Out Past 50

December 13th, 2017 | by Joshua S Hill

The Powering Past Coal Alliance, launched only last month by the UK and Canada at COP23, has seen its membership blow out past 50 countries, regions, and businesses, according to news revealed at the One Planet Summit held in France on Tuesday. 


Oregon Rep. Wants To Offer Car Salespeople $250 Per Electric Car They Sell

May 12th, 2017 | by Steve Hanley

Legislators in Oregon are considering a bill that would pay anyone who sells a plug-in hybrid or battery electric car a bonus of $250. The legislation would be funded by a $1 million appropriation and would exclude stores that sell electric cars exclusively. Yes, Tesla, they are talking about you


US Electric Car Sales By State — Who’s #1, Ohio Or California?

May 4th, 2017 | by Zachary Shahan

Our friends over at EV Volumes — a Silver Sponsor of our upcoming Cleantech Revolution Tour conference in Berlin+Wroclaw — recently shared some interesting state-specific electric car sales data with us. The most notable finding is clear enough in the following chart


6 States Leading The Way In Clean Energy & Climate Legislation

January 30th, 2017 | by Guest Contributor

Let’s face it. Going forward, the United States’ role in fighting the climate crisis on the international stage is uncertain. However, there are plenty of reasons to be optimistic, because states around the country are already leading the way in clean energy and climate legislation


California Has ~50% Of US Electric Cars

January 20th, 2017 | by James Ayre

EV Volumes recently highlighted some interesting stats with an interesting graph showing plug-in electric vehicle sales figures for the years 2011–2016 separated by state. As the graph shows, the vast majority of plug-in electric vehicle sales in the US have been in California — with Georgia, Washington, New York, Florida, and Texas making up the anemic vanguard


Supercomputers To Provide More Reliable Wind Forecasts

January 10th, 2017 | by Joshua S Hill

Researchers utilizing supercomputers are hoping to deliver more precise and accurate wind forecasts in regions with complex terrain in an effort to help utility operators make more accurate predictions of when wind energy will be available on the grid.


Profile Of Kailash Ecovillage, An Urban Intentional Community In Portland Oregon

January 3rd, 2017 | by Scott Cooney

The Kailash Ecovillage journey began nearly a decade ago when founders Ole and Maitri Ersson bought a rundown apartment complex in inner Southeast Portland, OR. Since then, the couple along with a plethora of residents, gardeners, builders, and driven community members have created a functional, beautiful, and highly livable intentional community in one of the most walkable cities in the


2 Biggest Utilities In Oregon File Plans For EV Support Efforts

December 31st, 2016 | by James Ayre

In order to boost the rate of electric vehicle use amongst customers, the two biggest utility companies in Oregon — Portland General Electric and Pacific Power — have jointly filed plans to install new electric vehicle charging stations, to educate the public on plug-in vehicles, and to support the purchase of electric buses throughout the state



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