The Future of Clean Energy Is Bright: How Oregon Solar Could Go from 1% to 10% in 10 Years

It’s an exciting time to be alive. From amazing medical developments, like bionic prosthetics and the ability to grow entirely new organs from stem cells, to advancements in technology that have enabled us to find ice on Mars and break the petaflop barrier, and expansions in clean energy technology that have resulted in its widespread availability and affordability - we’re living in a fast-paced, constantly developing world. When it comes to energy production, the decisions we make today will have a lasting impact on our planet, people and infrastructure. A ...

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OEC Celebrates Scientists: Joel Nigg, Neuroscientist

“A good decision is very difficult if you are not asking the right question, if you are not looking at reality as accurately as you possibly can. Science is the best source we have for deciding what course of action is most likely to be correct.” —Joel T. Nigg, PhD, OHSU

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Calling all who breathe. Call your State Senator!

NOW is your chance to celebrate science by insisting on it, right here in Oregon. Call your State Senator today.

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RELEASE: Lawmakers pass on a chance to proactively ditch dirty diesel in Oregon

In a last-minute move, Senate Bill 1008 (SB 1008) - the Clean Engines, Clean Air Act - was gutted to a shell of its former self before the Senate Committee on Environment and Natural Resources passed it on...

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Thanks, Mary. We love the art! 

Southern Oregon resident and artist Mary Driver recently stepped down from our board, but we’ll always think of her as we walk past the main entrance at our offices here at OEC because of the beautiful art-glass mosaic of bikes she made and gave to us.

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OEC Celebrates Scientists: Kim Anderson, Environmental Forensics

“Wondering about our world can be the catalyst for innovative learning, and creative minds to meet the solutions of our times.”

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OEC Celebrates Scientists: Linda George, Environmental Sciences

“Politicians and citizens often face hard choices when it comes to complex problems.” The scientific process helps decision-makers by providing information that is “based on the best available science, reproducible and as objective as possible.”

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OEC Celebrates Scientists: Allison Aldous, Freshwater Scientist

“People underestimate how dependent we are on healthy rivers and watersheds. Wetlands help to store and clean water. Rivers connected to their floodplains buffer downstream communities from flooding. Healthy rivers provide recreation opportunities and fishing for sport and food. Oregonians are very connected to rivers across the state. Science can help clarify the relationship we have with water.”

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OEC Celebrates Scientists: Amy Patton, Hydrogeologist

“Clean water is a naturally renewable resource. However, once contaminated, it becomes very hard to get back to a usable state. Our clean water is so valuable, and protecting it must be a priority.”

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OEC Celebrates Scientists: Bill Peterson

"As scientists, we need to share what we know in ways people can understand. Some of it’s complicated, such as how near term climate variability will affect marine food chains and how long term climate change makes the ocean more acidic, how ocean acidification impacts plankton, and how that, in turn, affects food for salmon. But if we tell this well, the public will speak up for climate action."

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