In 2008, we had the pleasure of interviewing Dr. Richard R. Whitney for our newsletter. From 1974 to 1979, he served as technical advisor to the Hon. George H. Boldt in the United States District Court for Western Washington
One of the ways we expect to meet our future energy needs is through improved efficiency, and a linchpin to achieving this is innovative lighting. For over a century, Thomas Edison's incandescent light bulb has been the dominant lighting product.
Last winter, we interviewed Congressman Peter DeFazio for our quarterly newsletter and he gave his views on a number of issues from future energy legislation to the federal government's biological opinion. Here's his take on nuclear energy.Q: In the late
There are some animals that just capture your imagination. The Kootenai River white sturgeon is one such creature. It appears like a relic from prehistory, growing as long as 20 feet and weighing over 1,500 pounds, with a long
Last week a group dedicated to promoting energy efficiency in the Northwest met for the last time. The goal of the Northwest Energy Efficiency Taskforce was to draft an action plan to acquire efficiency and identify who should do what.
We interviewed Montana's Governor Brian Schweitzer for our next newsletter coming out soon. Here's a preview as he talks about what Montana is doing to pursue energy efficiency.Q. The Council’s regional power plan identifies improved energy efficiency as the
Brad Zengar of Pivotal Investments stopped by the office to talk about what his company does in the realm of emerging energy-efficiency technologies. As noted in an earlier post, Pivotal is a Pacific Northwest venture capital firm interested in small
In a recent power committee meeting, Charlie Grist, senior analyst, shared news about a Northwest venture capital firm looking to invest in the "emerging sustainable economy." Pivotal Investments is the region's first venture capital firm to target opportunities in
PORTLAND, Oregon — According to a new regional power plan adopted today by the Northwest Power and Conservation Council, 85 percent of the new demand for electricity over the next 20 years in the Northwest can be met by using
In a recent Newsweek column, science editor Sharon Begley made the blunt observation that "Scientists are lousy communicators." The piece was about the public's growing skepticism about climate change, but she asserts that the problem is connected as much to