Alternative Energy

Geothermal Energy
7:18 am
Mon September 29, 2014

Geothermal Industry Sees A New Frontier The Northwest

One of several geothermal exploration sites in Oregon is Newberry Crater, where a company has found a lot of underground heat but no geothermal fluid.
Credit Bill Reynolds / Flickr

The geothermal industry is holding its annual meeting in Portland this week. Group leaders say they chose the location because the Northwest is a new frontier for geothermal energy development.

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Electric Cars
12:25 pm
Fri September 12, 2014

West Coast Leads Surge in Electric Cars

The Nissan Leaf is a purely electric car that has become popular in the area.
Credit Photo by Tom Banse / Northwest News Network

  In all three West Coast states, transportation accounts for the largest share of climate-changing greenhouse gases. And all three states are trying to boost the number of zero-emission vehicles on their roads. This week, California passed a milestone toward that goal; 100-thousand electric cars sold in the state since the end of 2010.

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