Did you know the U.S. Department of Energy’s Clean Cities Coalition Network partners with the National Park Service to support the use of renewable and alternative fuels, electric drive vehicles, and other advanced transportation technologies at national parks across the country? One of the fundamental missions of the NPS is to preserve our parks for… Read More.
In December 2021, the Oregon Environmental Quality Commission (EQC) adopted the Climate Protection Plan. The plan mandates a 50% reduction in pollution caused by burning oil and other fossil fuels like natural gas to reduce the overall impact of climate change on our communities. The Climate Protection Plan includes four key provisions: Targets. The plan… Read More.
What happens when a major automotive manufacturer tries to cheat the system with emissions regulations? In 2017, Volkwagen learned the hard way what a big mistake this was. In years prior, Volkswagen installed emissions software on roughly 10.5 million vehicles for worldwide distribution that could detect when the emissions system was being tested and perform… Read More.
Collaboration is vital to innovation, and the Rogue Valley Clean Cities Coalition (RVCCC) is excited about a new partnership with the Medford School District. RVCCC donated $50,000 to the school district to purchase electric vehicle kits for Middle and High School students. The school district generously overmatched this gift, providing enough funds to buy three… Read More.
In our previous article, “How Much Wind Does a Wind Turbine Produce,” we discussed the potential benefits of commercial wind turbines and wind farms. But can you install a personal-size wind turbine in your yard to produce reliable electricity for your home? Maybe. The technology is accessible, but whether or not it will work for… Read More.