Coal phase out: We could do better

In March environmentalists hailed legislation eliminating coal from Oregon’s energy mix as historic and landmark. On the face of it, the new bill, known as the Clean Electricity and Coal Transition Plan, does sound impressive. But is it really that big of a deal?

October 2008 farming, natural resources and energy indicators

JANUARY 2009: INDICATORS, THE STATE WE’RE IN All “latest” numbers are for October 2008 unless otherwise noted. Latest Month Previous Month Previous Year Annual Change FARMING/NATURAL RESOURCES/ENERGY Wheat price No.1 soft white, at Portland, per bushel (November) $5.23 $5.33 $10.05 -48.0% All farm products Farm price index (1990-1992=100%) (November) 158 154 149 6.0% All crops … Read more