News updates from Solar Oregon
Standing in a lab surrounded by oxygen chambers and beakers, you can understand why Carolyn Virca’s research may unlock the key to solving renewable energy storage issues and transmission gridlock. Carolyn first heard about water splitting as an undergraduate student, and since then has been interested in chemistry and its applications in solar energy conversion.
Environment America’s recently released report, “Shining Rewards: The Value of Rooftop Solar for Consumers and Society,” considers the costs and benefits of rooftop solar systems.
The CUB Policy Center is pleased to announce its fifth annual policy conference: Utility 2025: Building the Northwest's Energy Future, taking place on Friday, October 23, 2015, at the Downtown Portland Hilton (921 SW 6th Ave., Portland, OR 97205).
Next week, the U.S. Senate Finance Committee will decide whether to support continued American solar industry growth. Senator Wyden’s leadership as the ranking member on the Finance Committee gives him a key role in continuing our national commitment to solar energy. Sen. Wyden could introduce an amendment to include solar in the tax extenders bill. Please call Sen. Wyden at (202) 224-5244 or email and voice your support for solar.
EV Fest is a festival promoting and celebrating environmentally-friendly, domestically-powered electric vehicles. Come see cars that don't need gas or oil, speak with the everyday people who drive these silent vehicles, and learn how this clean technology is changing people's lives, and changing the world, for the better. Free and open to the public, in Portland's living room, Pioneer Courthouse Square, August 15th, 9am-5pm.