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July 19, 2013

Oregon: Slack times in local wind energy industry

Steve Law, Portland Tribune  •    •  Posted 2013-07-19 12:25:22

During the year-end flurry, Oregon rose to the top five states for wind energy production, and welcomed the nation’s second-largest complex at Shepherd’s Flat — just as the two multinational wind companies with Portland regional headquarters were shedding staff. Iberdrola Renewables, the North American arm of a Spain-based energy giant, laid off about 25 people last year, shrinking to about 375 employees. Vestas, the Danish wind turbine maker whose North American headquarters is blocks away in Northwest Portland, shrank to about 250 employees here, down from nearly 400. [ read more … ]

Wyden Urges Investment in Clean Energy Technology

ENR news release  •    •  Posted 2013-07-19 12:25:38

Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Chairman Ron Wyden, D-Ore., today stressed the importance of finding creative ways to unlock investment in clean energy – both today’s renewable power, and to create the breakthrough technologies that will combat climate change and transform the nation’s economy. [ read more … ]

Majority of Americans back Obama plan — NRDC-backed poll

Jason Plautz, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted 2013-07-19 12:25:53

More than 60 percent of Americans support President Obama’s effort to combat climate change, although support for individual components of his plan is even higher, according to results of a poll released today by the Natural Resources Defense Council. Sixty-six percent of those polled said climate change is a very serious or somewhat serious problem, including 46 percent of Republicans. [ read more … ]

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