Monthly Archives: August 2010

A Tale of Two Trains

Traveling by train shouldn’t suck. In fact, if you’ve taken passenger trains in Europe, you know it can be fast and efficient and even fun. All too often, riding the Amtrak Cascades line — between Vancouver BC and Eugene, Oregon — … Continue reading

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Northwest’s First Utility-Scale Solar Project Gets Final Green Light

What would be the largest solar power plant in the US is slated to go up — not in the Arizona desert or sunny Southern California – but just 90 miles southeast of cloudy Seattle. The Teanaway Solar Reserve has been … Continue reading

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Portugal Slams In Renewables (and it seems to be working …)

Five years ago, the Portuguese decided to get serious about renewable energy. Now, according to an article by Elisabeth Rosenthal in the New York Times, they’ve gone from getting 17 percent of their electricity from renewables to nearly 45 percent … Continue reading

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Not Even a Mouse …

The proverb about an elephant laboring mightily and bringing forth a mouse comes to mind … But the fact is that when the U.S. Senate gave up last week on trying to pass even a stripped-down, no-climate-stuff kind of energy bill, … Continue reading

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