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Wind Power Windfall for Oregon Farmers

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Money pours into to windy patch of rural Oregon

In Sherman County, Oregon, just south of the Columbia River Gorge, the howling winds are attracting more than just kiteboarders and windsurfers these days. They're also blowing in money. Hundreds of wind turbines now stretch across the farm landscape, generating clean energy for power lines — and cash for county coffers.  In the New York Times, Lee Van der Voo writes: Sherman......read more

Julian Bialowas: This Is Oregon

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Inspiring quotes on gorgeous shots of the Beaver State, urging viewers to get outside and explore

Canadian graphic designer and photographer Julian Bialowas, who last year gained internet fame for his 365q photo project, comes through with a similarly-themed, interactive concept titled "This Is Oregon." A collaboration with Shwood, the Portland-based sustainable eyewear company (previously featured on SHFT), the project features uplifting quotes overtop gorgeous landscape shots of the Beaver......read more

Feds Approve First Commercial Wave Power Project in U.S.

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Ocean Power gets green light on wave energy project off Oregon coast

Of all the renewable energy technologies, wave power is the furthest back on the evolution chart. As it turns out, harnessing energy from ocean waves isn't easy. But the technology is improving, and extracting energy from ocean motion could eventually follow the same growth curves we have seen for wind and solar.  The U.S. wave power movement got a big boost last week when it was......read more

A Year on the Road: Pacific Graveyard

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A ship that haunts the Oregon Coastline 106 years later

The decayed and the forgotten have long been my favorite subjects to shoot on the road. You can find them in all places and in all things, standing with integrity and tales from a time long ago. Every year, I take a drive up Highway 1 from LA to Portland with a keen eye and a car full of cameras. On this trip, I approached a beach on the northern coast of Oregon and to my wonder, from the......read more

Laura D'art: The Oregon Coast

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Take a visual road trip to the Northwest Pacific

As another weekend wraps and we vault into the work week ahead, the opportunity to hit the road seems like a world away. A little photographic escapism is just what the doctor ordered. Portland-based photographer Laura D'art has just the remedy in the form of this image log of a trip to the Oregon coast with her friends. Beautiful scenery, good food, and some local craft brews star. As Laura......read more

Uncharted Waters

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In the chaotic aftermath of the Gulf oil disaster, one thing is clear: we need to start tapping the clean energy potential of our oceans.

At present, upwards of 200,000 gallons of oil are pouring into the Gulf of Mexico daily. President Obama is rushing to assign responsibility, which BP CEO Tony Hayward readily accepted before shifting the blame to the drilling contractor. The left-wing is trying to contain damage to the environment as the right-wing does the same with its political agenda. But, for all the commotion, precious few......read more

SHFT Sampler 7-28-10

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Your weekly assemblage of links from around the web.

A wind power mega-project -- the largest in the country -- breaks ground in the Mojave Desert. The VeGZAtarian: Eater interviews Wu Tang's lyrical genius and resident raw food guru. In Fast Company, a great slideshow of EV chargers of the future may have been published just a little too soon. The small print: At a mere 220 square feet, the L41 is a subcompact home with a tiny footprint. ......read more

SHFT Sampler 8-19-10

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Weekly links: Oceanic garbage patches, green universities, and zero-waste fashion.

And so on, and so on, and so on: Zoom in on National Geographic's infinite National Parks photo, which reveals hundreds of pics making up each original. The magic box: Trunz Water Systems' portable, solar/wind-powered water filtration unit is the next level of disaster relief. (via Core77) Oh, super. Wired tells us about new research showing that the plastic garbage patch in the North......read more

U.S. Military vs. Wind Farms

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Renewable energy projects face off against formidable foe.

Renewable energy projects have faced some interesting opposition over the years. Some are opposed by environmentalists have because of threats to endangered species. Others are opposed by ordinary citizens for aesthetic reasons. Now the U.S. military presents a formidable new opponent. The specific menaces targeted by the Armed Forces are wind turbines, the blades of which are indistinguishable......read more

California's Energy Storage Bill

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Nation's first energy storage bill passed by the California Legislature.

The California Legislature has passed the nation's first energy storage bill, an important step in spurring the development of renewable energy projects. Energy storage is considered vital for renewable energy development because of the intermittant nature of wind and solar power. It allows utility companies to store renewable energy then utilize it later when demand is high. For example,......read more

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