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"Coast Guard to the rescue"

"Coast Guard to the rescue"

Cutter Steadfast crew helps Astoria Middle School finish passive solar greenhouse project

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"Beaverton offers solar power at a savings"

Some competitors wish pilot program had been open to bidding process. Beaverton took one of its first visible steps in pursuing its sustainability goals last week, by launching a new program: Solar Beaverton.

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Future of Energy: Monthly Meeting Happy Hour and Talk

This month's presentation: "Sustainability and Finance Options" Aaron Berg, Principal and Founder, Blue Tree Strategies, Inc. Brian Alfano, VP, Business Relationship Manager, Umpqua Bank Guest speakers will discuss Clean Energy Works: Portland and GreenStreet Lending Appetizers provided

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"Study: Solar industry could add 14,500 jobs in Oregon"

If federal incentive programs are extended through 2012, just over 14,500 new solar jobs could be created in Oregon by 2016, according to a report out Thursday from the Solar Energy Industry Association

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"Timber frame home goes off-grid in Oregon"

"Timber frame home goes off-grid in Oregon"

USA Today: The 2,900 square foot home, chosen as "This Week's Green House," uses other recycled materials, such as stainless steel with a shimmery patina for a kitchen countertop. Its greenest feature may be its 27 rooftop solar panels which provide all its power. Since the house, on 27 acres, was so far from public utilities, Smith decided to go off-grid. The 5.1 kilowatt system cost $54,00 before tax credits and about $24,000 after them.

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