Metro Portland Announces New Plant To Turn Food Scraps Into Energy

Metro Portland Announces New Plant To Turn Food Scraps Into Energy

In Oregon, the Metro Portland government began negotiations to site a plant for converting the region’s food scraps into energy, the Portland Tribune reported. Local officials hope that a new anaerobic digester will effectively turn food waste into energy. Prior to the start of negotiations … Read more…

Portland Building Owners Getting Energy Upgrade Help

Portland Building Owners Getting Energy Upgrade Help

The Portland Development Commission (PDC) unanimously approved the Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy Program this week. The two-year pilot, which is being conducted in association with Multnomah County, will help building owners upgrade the energy efficiency of their properties. The program will loan as much … Read more…

Proposed Policy Would Require Portland Buildings to Report Energy Use

Proposed Policy Would Require Portland Buildings to Report Energy Use

Energy costs for commercial buildings in Portland, Oregon, are currently $335 million per year. The Portland Business Journal reports that the city is considering a policy that would require commercial buildings over 20,000 square feet to track and report their energy use. The Bureau of … Read more…

Boston is Top City for Energy Savings

Boston is Top City for Energy Savings

In a report on how US cities fared in saving energy, Boston topped the list, followed by Portland, with New York and San Francisco close behind and tied for third place. Seattle and Austin were in the 5th and 6th places. The American Council for … Read more…

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