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CleanFuture’s John Thornton to speak on “The Case for Freight Sustainability in Communities”

CleanFuture founder, John Thornton, will speak on “The Case for Freight Sustainability in Communities” at the Green Transportation Summit & Expo on April 11, 2017:   The Case for Freight Sustainability in Communities Efficient goods movement is essential to establishing and sustaining economically viable communities. Yet local and regional planners must balance economic goals with […]

Drive Oregon and Oregon Innovation Plan recommended for investment by legislators

Yesterday the Joint Ways and Means Subcommittee on Transportation and Economic Development passed SB 5528, the biennial budget for “Business Oregon,” the Oregon Business Development Department. The Budget now heads to the full Ways and Means Committee for consideration. The budget includes some key provisions to support major opportunities to lower Oregon’s stubbornly high unemployment and […]

Drive Oregon (electric vehicle group) clears hurdle

A key state economic agency says Oregon should plug $2.45 million into its growing electric vehicle sector and that support for the fledgling industry could spur significant gains. Though there are still several steps before the industry receives funding, the news is good for dozens of organizations that either provide research and design to the […]

Electric Vehicle Deployment Act of 2010

Senators Byron Dorgan (D-ND), Lamar Alexander (R-TN), and Jeff Merkley (D-OR) introduced today the “Electric Vehicle Deployment Act of 2010,” a bill that promotes the rapid, near-term deployment of plug-in electric drive motor vehicles. The bill would create “deployment communities” across the country, where targeted incentive programs for electric vehicles and charging infrastructure systems would […]

Electrification Roadmap (part 4 of 4) – Strategic Deployment

PART FOUR Strategic Deployment 4.1 Overview 4.2 Demonstration Projects 4.3 Phase One : 2010–2013 4.4 Phase two: 2014–2018 ABSTRACT Strategic Deployment Early adopters will eagerly purchase the first grid-enabled vehicles once they hit the market. The primary challenge will be in expanding the market beyond these narrow groups to the general population of drivers. This […]

Electrification Roadmap (part 3 of 4) – Analysis of the Goal

PART THREE Analysis of the Goal 3.1 ASSESSING THE TARGET 3.2 TOTAL COST OF OWNERSHIP ABSTRACT Analysis of the Goal Part One of this Roadmap set a national goal for electrification. Specifically, by 2040, 75 percent of the vehicle miles traveled (VM T) in the United States should be electric miles. Part Two of the […]

Smart Grid Startup Project in Oregon

Interested in getting in on the ground floor of a Smart Grid entrepeneurial venture? Here’s a chance to get involved with up to 40 other aspiring entrepeneurs to not only brainstorm and evaluate various opportunities about the Smart Grid, but perhaps also a chance to form a new venture.  Be advised this is intended as a […]