Speaking of smoke: Oregon’s only coal power plant may convert to biomass, but plan has many unknowns

Michael Giberson The High Country News reports that Portland General Electric is considering shutting down its Boardman, OR, coal-fired power plant, with costs of Clean Air Act compliance cited as the cause.  However, another option under consideration is conversion of the plant to biomass, more specifically converted to use a torrefied Asian cane that would … More Speaking of smoke: Oregon’s only coal power plant may convert to biomass, but plan has many unknowns

Smoke filled rooms, solar power, and the long shadow of grid parity

Michael Giberson An rambling complaint surfaced at TriplePundit.com (slogan: people, planet, profit.) linking a “number of articles questioning the economic viability of solar power [which] recently hit the streets” to “a new, well-oiled regime coming to power in Washington.” We could stop right here to consider that articles questioning the economic viability of solar power … More Smoke filled rooms, solar power, and the long shadow of grid parity