Stories tagged: fossil fuels
Sun., May 14, 2017, 5:19 p.m.
Portland utility suspends effort on new natural gas plants
Portland General Electric has suspended its effort to get permits for two new natural gas-fired power plants in eastern Oregon.
UPDATED: Mon., May 8, 2017, 11:28 p.m.
Gonzaga students call on university to divest from fossil fuels
Joining a growing campaign on college campuses across the U.S., Gonzaga University student leaders are calling on the Spokane school to divest its $204 million endowment from fossil fuels.
Tue., Feb. 21, 2017, midnight
Robert Samuelson: Carbon tax is a limited solution
Let’s not pretend that a carbon tax is a panacea for either climate change or too much debt.
Sun., Feb. 12, 2017, 5:48 p.m.
Charges refiled against pipeline protester after hung jury
Charges have been refiled against an Oregon man who tried to shut off an oil pipeline north of Seattle last fall to make a statement about climate change.
Mon., Nov. 14, 2016, 8:02 a.m.
Portland considers ban on new fossil fuel terminals
The Portland City Council is considering banning new major fossil fuel storage facilities in the city.
Sat., June 11, 2016, 7:46 p.m.
Solar-powered pilots’ globe-circling flight arrives in NYC
The pilots of a solar-powered airplane on a globe-circling voyage that began more than a year ago said their flight over the Statue of Liberty inspired them on their mission …
Tue., Aug. 25, 2015, midnight
Obama pushing for more clean energy choices for consumers
LAS VEGAS – President Barack Obama on Monday accused fossil fuel interests and other critics of his energy policies of trying to restrict consumers from accessing solar, wind and other …
Tue., Aug. 11, 2015, midnight
Robert J. Samuelson: Economy prioritized over global warming solutions
On climate change, we need to go beyond the tired storyline of “deniers” versus the “scientific consensus.” Until it’s discredited by falling temperatures, global warming is a reality. We can …
Fri., April 18, 2014, midnight
Climate group urges activism in investing
Getting public institutions and pension funds to pull their investment dollars from fossil fuels is the new push for climate activists, an organizer said Thursday during a talk in Coeur …
Tue., Oct. 19, 2010, midnight
Sagle duo’s goal to change energy systems with solar roads
Spending an hour with Scott Brusaw, of Sagle, just might convince you that eliminating the nation’s reliance on fossil fuels is not only possible, but likely. Brusaw and his wife, …