CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 5, 1993 |
Is it the house of the future? It's built with such unorthodox materials as recycled newspapers, ryegrass straw and tiles made from fluorescent light bulbs. It blends energy efficiency with a concern for the environment. Debbi Palermini, director of the nonprofit Sustainable Building Collaborative, calls it "the first whole-concept house." Backed by Portland General Electric Co.
March 13, 2007 |
Portland General Electric Co. agreed Monday to pay $59 million to settle accusations that the Oregon utility overcharged Californians for electricity during the state's energy crisis. Portland General, which had agreed to a smaller partial settlement a few years ago, would pay a total of about $65 million under the two refund agreements, according to a statement issued late Monday by Southern California Edison.
December 15, 2006 |
A powerful storm socked the Pacific Northwest with heavy rain and wind gusts close to 100 mph Thursday, flooding streets, toppling trees and cutting power to thousands. More than 150,000 customers lost electricity in Washington and Oregon, utilities reported. A wind gust of 97 mph was recorded at Rockaway Beach, Ore., and Washington reported 70-mph gusts on the coast. Flooding stalled traffic in parts of Seattle, and falling trees and debris forced the closure of several highways in Oregon.
February 5, 2014 |
A Seattle energy company received initial regulatory approval Wednesday to build five massive wind turbines floating 16 miles off the Oregon coast. The pilot project off Coos Bay would be the first offshore wind facility on the West Coast. It also would be the biggest demonstration of technology that places floating turbines on platforms in deep water, according to federal officials and executives at Principle Power, the developer. The turbines would be as tall as a 60-story building, vastly larger than typical turbines on land-based wind farms, and able to tap strong ocean winds that blow consistently in southern Oregon, said Kevin Banister, Principle's vice president for business and government affairs.
April 3, 1989 |
With their governor leading the charge, 40 officials from Oregon swooped down on California last week in a bold raid on the state's economic riches. The aggressive Oregonians called upon 70 firms in the Golden State and held a lavish reception at a downtown Los Angeles hotel--where guests nibbled on Chinook salmon, sipped Oregon wines and watched videotaped testimonials--in an effort to persuade companies to make the move north. "California is our No.
July 13, 1995 |
Wealthy Boca Raton, Fla., with its million-dollar waterfront homes, is just one of many communities nationwide where residents receive a subsidy for local telephone service. Federal regulators plan today to suggest new ways to target such subsidies to places that really need them. Designed to keep local phone rates affordable, the subsidies go to local telephone companies that serve high-cost areas around the country.