COOS BAY, Ore. - A local non-profit is testing out a new program, that it hopes will help two low income households cut down on energy costs, by supplying them with solar water heaters.
A bill passed during the Oregon Legislature’s recent special session requires prevailing wage to be paid for private solar projects on public property. Gov. Ted Kulongoski signed House Bill 3651 into law last week.
Salem held its first Green Awards on Saturday honoring 10 businesses and residents for their efforts in sustainability. The fundraiser highlighted efforts in four categories: Recycler of the Year, Business of the Year, Green Building of the Year and EarthWise Business of the Year. Friends of Straub Environmental Learning Center, Marion County Environmental Services and Garten Services selected the 10 winners from a list of 27 nominees
Five local renewable energy and education proposals have reached the finalist stage for consideration of two Eugene Water & Electric Board Greenpower grants of up to $100,000 each.