energy

BPA Discriminated In Hiring
6:56 am
Fri October 11, 2013

Bonneville Power Administration Told To Fix Hiring

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.

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.

A report from the U. S. Department of Energy'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.

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Jefferson Exchange | October 2, 2013
12:02 pm
Tue October 1, 2013

A History Of Solar Energy-A LONG History

Credit Pink Sherbet Photography

Author John Perlin talks about the long history of solar power.

Don't be too impressed with solar panels on your roof.

Photovoltaic technology may be relatively new in human history, but a lot of lower tech preceded it. 

Civilizations as far back as ancient China found ways to make maximum use of the sun's power in their homes and lives. 

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