We can implement many strategies to help keep our air and water clean and reduce our dependence on nonrenewable resources. We can all do one of those things: use efficient heating and cooling techniques in our homes. Efficiency reduces monthly utility expenses, but it also conserves energy. If everyone does their part, we can make… Read More.
Engaging community members from the very beginning of project planning can result in solutions designed for unique local needs, make technology solutions more impactful, and help ensure projects have more equitable outcomes. In this episode of On the Go, listen to NREL social scientists Paty Romero Lankao and Nicole Rosner discuss how community engagement can… Read More.
On June 30, the Supreme Court released a ruling limiting the authority of the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). According to the Court, the EPA had overstepped its authority to set standards and expectations for reducing greenhouse gas emissions from power plants. Richard Whitman, the director of Oregon’s Department of Environmental Quality agency (DEQ), said… Read More.
Since the beginning of 2020, people have been faced with a spectrum of personal challenges. First, the COVID-19 virus swept the globe, forcing us to change our routines to manage living in a pandemic. Next, shortages of supplies emerged, and soon after that, a labor shortage. Now, over two years later, these issues and uncertainty… Read More.
Oregon is one of our nation’s leaders in clean air and water initiatives, although many residents are unaware of all the programs and financial support our state provides. One such example is the Nonpoint Source Grant Program made possible by Section 319 of the Clean Water Act. Referred to as Section 319 funds, these grants… Read More.