• Redmond, WA is walking its clean energy talk, allocating $820,000 to reduce the city's energy consumption and carbon footprint. Read more
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    Local governments and utilities in the Northwest are making great strides to meet the challenge of providing affordable, renewable energy, This news digest from our New Energy Cities program highlights some current examples. Read more
  • Gresham solar panels
    Sometimes good things lurk in the FOG. In this case, FOG is a waste product—fats, oils, and grease—and it’s a major reason why the City of Gresham was able to turn its wastewater treatment plant from an energy hog into the first net zero energy... Read more
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    Would you buy a car without knowing how fuel-efficient it is?  What about a building? Check out how Portland is making buildings' energy-efficiency data public, and why that's expected to reduce carbon emissions and save money for both owners and... Read more
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    Microsoft’s campus in Redmond, WA is effectively a city of 500 acres and more than 125 buildings, with a daytime population of 58,000. This urban hub is also a pioneer in building energy management, saving an estimated $1 million a year in energy... Read more