California is in the midst of an intense debate over its ambitious clean energy initiatives. In 2006, Governor Schwarzenegger signed into law an emissions reduction measure known as AB 32. The law includes both a statewide cap-and-trade plan and aggressive
What began with the discovery of a non-native species of mussels in the Great Lakes has now become a major source of alarm for Western states. The small, thumbnail-sized mollusks were brought into U.S. waters by ocean-going vessels from Eastern
Several weeks ago, a couple of thought-provoking stories came out: Paul Greenberg's Tuna's End in the New York Times and Adam Frank's Inventing the Fish: Science and the Collapse of Ecologies on NPR. Both explore the limits of natural resources
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