September 19, 2014
New Research Improves on Earlier Bird-Killing Turbine Studies
The first-ever study using data from modern wind farms throughout North America finds that avian mortality among most species of small passerines (birds) may be biologically insignificant.” Read More

August 29, 2012
100-acre solar farm planned near Pa. Turnpike
A seasoned wind farmer is planning to build one of the largest solar farms on the East Coast in northern Franklin County. Orion Renewable Energy Group LLC, based in Oakland, Calif., plans to lease parts of three hay and crop farms just south of the Blue Mountain Interchange of the Pennsylvania Turnpike (Interstate 76) and reap the sun’s rays. Read More

March 20, 2012
Solar 15% Returns Lure Investments From Google to Buffett
U.S. solar developers are luring cash at record rates from investors ranging from Warren Buffett to Google Inc. (GOOG) and KKR & Co. by offering returns on projects four times those available for Treasury securities.
Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (BRK/A) together with the biggest Internet search company, the private equity company and insurers MetLife Inc. (MET) and John Hancock Life Insurance Co. poured more than $500 million into renewable energy in the last year. Read More

May 30, 2011
Money Blows in to a Patch of Oregon Known for Its Unrelenting Winds Read More

Press Release February 8, 2011
Solar PV Becoming Cheaper than Gas in California?
The latest round of proposed contracts from a California utility for 250 MW of solar PV projects comes in below the projected price of natural gas. Read More

Press Release July 21, 2010
New Climate and Energy Policies Could Create 2.5 Million Jobs, Hold Down Energy Costs
New greenhouse gas emissions and energy policies at the federal level could generate as many as 2.5 million new jobs and $134 billion in economic activity in the U.S. while keeping energy costs down, according to a new report from the Center for Climate Strategies, published with Johns Hopkins University.  Read More

June 21, 2010
U.S. Solar Industry on Track to Install 10 Gigawatts of Solar Annually by 2015
SEIA President Resch announces industry goal to power 2 million homes and spur enormous job growth in the U.S. in next 5 Years – Rhone Resch, President and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), released the following statement today after announcing an industry-wide goal of installing 10 gigawatts of solar capacity annually by 2015.  Read More

October 22, 2009
U.S. Response to Climate Change Could Net 4.5M Jobs by 2030
A new report suggests that tackling climate change will be a major net job creator for the U.S. economy. According to the report, aggressive deployment of renewable energy and energy efficiency can net up to 4.5 million new U.S. jobs by 2030 and provide the greenhouse gas emission reductions necessary to tackle climate change. Read More

October 19, 2009
Report Examines Hidden Health and Environmental Costs of Energy Production and Consumption in U.S.
A new report from the National Research Council examines and, when possible, estimates “hidden” costs of energy production and use — such as the damage air pollution imposes on human health — that are not reflected in market prices of coal, oil, other energy sources, or the electricity and gasoline produced from them. Read More

September 8, 2010
PGE’s Largest Renewable Energy Project Complete” – Business Wire
Portland General Electric Company (NYSE: POR) today announced the final phase of its Biglow Canyon Wind Farm is complete, and all 217 turbines of the project are available to generate power for PGE customers. Biglow Canyon represents PGE’s largest renewable project, with a total installed capacity of 450 megawatts. Given the variability of wind power, the plant is expected to produce an average of around 150 MW — enough to power the homes of about 125,000 average PGE residential customers. Read More