energy en Bonneville Power Administration Told To Fix Hiring <p>Oregon Senator Ron Wyden says problems with hiring practices that discriminated against veterans and other applicants at the Bonneville Power Administration must be fixed as soon as possible.</p><p>Wyden, who chairs the Senate Energy Committee, says he met with the head of the Department of Energy to discuss how to get the BPA back on track.</p><p>A report from the U. S. Department of Energy&#39;s inspector general was released earlier this week. It blasted the BPA for consistently manipulating the rating process for applicants and subjecting whistleblowers to retaliation.</p> Fri, 11 Oct 2013 13:56:51 +0000 Barbara Dellenback 1231 at A History Of Solar Energy-A LONG History <p>Don&#39;t be too impressed with solar panels on your roof.</p><p>Photovoltaic technology may be relatively new in human history, but a lot of lower tech preceded it.&nbsp;</p><p>Civilizations as far back as ancient China found ways to make maximum use of the sun&#39;s power in their homes and lives.&nbsp; Tue, 01 Oct 2013 19:02:36 +0000 Geoffrey Riley & Charlotte Duren 770 at A History Of Solar Energy-A LONG History