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  • Rural Oregon timber county seeks economic revival through renewables

    Rural Oregon timber county seeks economic revival through renewables

    Rural Lake County, Ore., has gone from a timber economy to one based on producing - and exporting - renewable energy.

  • Let's Get Small

    Let's Get Small

    Can 'hamster power' -- distributed generation and small-scale renewable energy projects -- save the West, and the world?

  • Two weeks in the West

    Wind and solar energy projects ramp up across the West; Conservation Reserve Program ramps down; the West’s volcanic history; potatoes are good for you.

  • Modern-day La Mancha

    Modern-day La Mancha

    Are wind-turbine-fighting environmentalists re-enacting Don Quixote's crusade against windmills -- while ignoring the real monster of climate change?

  • Feds attempt to speed complicated process of building power lines

    Feds attempt to speed complicated process of building power lines

    The Obama administration's electrical transmission permitting agencies are cooperating to speed grid updates and fast track clean energy projects, as demand for power grows.

  • BLM shields renewable projects from mining speculation

    BLM shields renewable projects from mining speculation

    New rule clears the way for solar and wind projects on public land.

  • Solar salvation?

    Solar salvation?

    Timber companies and unemployed workers are looking to renewable energy for an economic boost.

  • Congressional group plans for oil's decline

    Rep. Tom Udall, D-N.M., and Rep. Roscoe Bartlett, R-Md., have formed the Congressional Peak Oil Caucus to discuss preparing for life after "peak oil" – when worldwide oil supplies can no longer meet demand

  • Lawmakers chop up renewable-energy fund

    Congress slashes the Energy Department’s Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Program in favor of directing money toward energy projects in lawmakers’ home districts

  • Solar power works best when it stays small and local

    Solar power works best when it stays small and local

    Industrial-style, large-scale solar developments on Western public lands are simply not the right way to go.

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