• by Rich Feldman on June 5, 2013
    The early results are in: electric vehicles (EVs) are selling faster than the Toyota Prius hybrid did when it was first introduced to the market, and this is particularly true in the Northwest. Read more
  • by Elizabeth Willmott on March 6, 2013
    To say that transportation is a headache for city leaders, businesses, residents, and employees in Hillsboro, OR would be an understatement. These challenges are partly the result of good economic fortune: Hillsboro has grown from a sleepy town to an employment center over the past decade to over 90,000 residents—with two consecutive expansions of a large Intel campus in the past year, hundreds of residential housing units coming online in the span of months, and new companies locating in the city on a regular basis. Read more
  • by Ross Macfarlane on November 7, 2012
    A new expert report warns that the dramatic increases in coal train traffic from the proposed Gateway Pacific Terminal may severely damage property values along the proposed route Read more
  • by Hendrik Van Hemert on January 10, 2011
    Pike Research projects that over 3 million electric cars will be sold in the US by 2015. Read more
  • by Patrick Mazza on November 9, 2007
    While growing biofuels feedstocks on farms is becoming a commonplace, actually making biofuels on the farm is fairly rare.  Two Pacific Northwest efforts to develop advanced technologies for farm-scale production illustrate significant potential to produce fuels from local feedstocks for local use.     Read more