The transportation industry is one of the primary contributors to air pollution. Cars, trucks, and buses all emit carbon dioxide (CO2) into the atmosphere. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, 29% of greenhouse gas emissions come from transportation, and of those sources, 57% come from cars, trucks, and SUVs. One way many people try… Read More.
Using clean energy has many positive benefits for our environment and society. Solar energy, for example, is renewable, so we don’t need to worry about running out of it or depending on world politics for a continuous supply. It also emits no harmful greenhouse gas emissions into our atmosphere. Combined with other clean energy solutions… Read More.
Did you know Shell opened their first RNG production facility in Junction City, Oregon, in 2021? RNG, or renewable natural gas, is a sustainable alternative fuel produced from methane. In Junction City, the source of methane is cow manure from many dairy farms in the area. When Shell opened RNG production in Oregon last September,… Read More.
Oregonians and visitors to our state enjoy scenic landscapes, adventurous outdoor activities, and abundant wildlife. All of these features are dependent on the abundance of clean air. For decades, Oregon leaders have focused on maintaining and improving the air quality throughout the state through several programs and initiatives. Oregon’s Regional Haze State Implementation Plan is… Read More.
That’s exactly what scientists in Kentucky are figuring out. The United States has a goal of zero CO2 emissions by 2040. Kentucky obtains 70% of its energy from coal, and coal processing in power plants emits tremendous amounts of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. While it’s been possible for quite some time to extract the… Read More.