renewable energy

JeffX | March 5, 2015 | 8:00
10:10 am
Thu March 5, 2015

The Many Alternatives In Alternative Energy

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We still burn lots of coal to light our lights, but over time we put more energy (pun intended) into alternative sources of electricity. 

The city of Astoria, Oregon just added a hydroelectric turbine to its city water system.  Hey, as long as water is falling...

The city got help from the Energy Trust of Oregon on the project. 

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Jefferson Exchange | August 29, 2014 | 8:30
10:10 am
Fri August 29, 2014

Another Approach To Wave Energy

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Waves continue to pound Oregon beaches, practically daring engineers to harness their power. 

But Oregon's major wave-energy project fell apart earlier this year, with no buoy ever deployed. 

Enter M3 Wave, a company with a different approach to harnessing the ocean's power. 

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Jefferson Exchange | May 20, 2014 | 9:00
10:10 am
Tue May 20, 2014

Renewable Energy Options Here At Home

A geothermal power station in Iceland.
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If any part of the country should be able to produce clean energy, this is it. 

We're blessed with abundant sunshine through much of the year, wind in some corners, and even geothermal energy underfoot in places. 

So it's time for an assessment, both on what forms of renewable energy are available, and how we're making use of them. 

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Jefferson Exchange | March 27, 2014 | 8:30
12:26 pm
Thu March 27, 2014

Renewable Energy > Fossil Fuels

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By all rights, we should be stuck between a rock and a hard place as a society. 

We have more gadgets--electric cars included--requiring energy. 

And the burning of fossil fuels to create electricity contributes to climate change. 

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Jefferson Exchange | January 9, 2014 | 8:00
10:34 am
Thu January 9, 2014

Using Old Energy Leasing Rules On Renewables

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The use of renewable energy is meant to help curtail the use of oil and gas.

But some of the practices of developing oil and gas sources may be adaptable to renewable energy. 

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