Often when we consider ways to reduce our dependency on petroleum products in the transportation industry, we’re thinking about the fuel we put in our vehicles. Biodiesel, electricity, and hydrogen are all innovative fueling solutions that help preserve natural resources and reduce carbon emissions in our atmosphere. Yet the tires on vehicles are a challenge… Read More.
We all know single-use plastics are harmful. Consumers use utensils, grocery bags, straws, and styrofoam for only a few minutes, yet plastic’s lifespan is longer than several generations of humans. Worse yet, more than 10 million tons of plastic packaging flows into the oceans every year–equivalent to a garbage truck dumping a load into the… Read More.
If the stock market is an indicator of where our economy is headed, then renewable clean energy using sustainable resources is clearly our destination. While many other industries took a hard hit during the 2020 COVID pandemic, the renewable energy sector continued to realize an abundance of growth. It seems that the cost reduction for… Read More.
Despite protests from a number of groups representing fuel, timber, farming, and manufacturing in Oregon, Kate Brown’s declaration to focus on climate change is going strong. On March 10, 2021, Brown issued a statement commemorating the one-year mark of Executive Order 20-04 directing state agencies to take action to reduce and regulate greenhouse gas emissions… Read More.
When we think about the need for alternative energy solutions in order to keep our air and water clean, usually we’re considering the negative impact of carbon emissions on our environment. However, there’s another important consideration that doesn’t get nearly the attention—the risk of mercury being released into our streams and waterways. Mercury is an… Read More.