Green Living Journal #12 Spring 2011-12 : Page 10

Local Notes continued Oregon Wind Farm Proj-ect will be Largest in North America worth included) $10.00 not & wine (beer of groceries for $7.00 W 283 N gres www.greenlivingpdx.com With a total of 338 GE wind tur-bines the 845-megawatt Shepherds Flat project is being developed by New York-based Caithness Energy in Gilliam and Morrow and will be the largest wind farm in North America. According to Caithness, the project is expected to create about 400 construction jobs and 35 permanent positions. With a 20-year contract to deliver electricity and renewable energy credits to Southern California Edison, the project is expected to start generating power in 2012. The Caithness Shepherds Flat project is the largest proj-ect to date to receive an offer of a conditional commitment for a loan guarantee under the Financial Institution Part-nership Program (FIPP), a Department of Energy program supported by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Funded by more than two-dozen institutional inves-tors, the $1.3 billion Shepherds Flat project will receive an 80 percent loan guarantee from the Department of Energy. 47 79 2-1 503-5 locally owned AVE R E L 030 MIL on oreg m a h 97 B natur alm la etp k r a ce f New Hybrid Retrofit Offers Fuel and Cost Savings to Existing Heavy Vehicles KersTech Vehicle Systems in Beaverton, Oregon, is developing an economical, easy-to-install retrofit hy-brid system for existing heavy vehicles that start and stop frequently. City and school buses and refuse and delivery trucks, when con-verted to hybrid, can achieve significant reductions in fuel consumption, exhaust emissions and noise levels in urban and neighborhood environments CEO Lester Erlston says that there’s a huge market of existing Class 6, 7 and 8 vehicles that need a fuel cost solution. “Due to high cost, new hybrids are less than 1% of new vehicle sales. Retrofit is the fastest, most affordable path to hybridize America’s millions of buses and trucks.” Heavy vehicle fleet operators’ budgets are squeezed by rising fuel costs and decreasing revenues. They own many long lived, non-hybrid vehicles, and new OEM hybrid vehicles are prohibitively expensive. The system concept has been well received by city and school bus operators, refuse companies and the US Army. The system consists of the TorqPak™ integrated motor and gearbox unit, an energy storage device such as a battery or accumulator , and a hybrid controller, all sized to bolt onto the truck or bus chassis. KersTech has patents pending for its innovative hybrid drive. Full scale prototype testing requires further funding and the company is currently seeking additional investors. Visit http:/// www.KersTech.com For more info: Lester Erlston, : 503-524-2404 (8am – 6pm PST) Lester.Erlston@KersTech.com FR FOO DS Carbon Balanced Sugar Cane Copy Paper Available At Earth-Centric CaneFields™ eco-friendly paper products help to preserve forests because no tree pulp is used. Sugar cane waste fiber, or ‘bagasse,’ is used to make these paper products. The use of waste keeps it from the landfill. They also use renewable energy to further reduce their carbon footprint. The high brightness “sugar white” multi-purpose office paper is designed to meet all the print-ing needs of a modern office, copy center, and a commercial printer. It is ideally suited for laser, inkjet, plain paper fax and digital copiers. Through the use of our sugarcane based paper, your business will experience less calls for copier and press maintenance due to dust build-up when compared to commonly used wood fiber based papers. This paper is also endorsed by the World Wildlife Fund, the world’s largest multinational environmental organization. CaneFields™ copy paper is now available on our online website at www.Earth-Centric.com or in our store located at 6017 NE Sandy Boulevard, Portland, Oregon. It can be purchased by the 500-sheet ream, the 5-ream case, or 80-case pallet. 10 A Practical Journal for Friends of the Environment c GreenLivingJournal.com d Spring 2011

Oregon Wind Farm Project will be Largest in North America.

With a total of 338 GE wind turbines the 845-megawatt Shepherds Flat project is being developed by New York-based Caithness Energy in Gilliam and Morrow and will be the largest wind farm in North America. According to Caithness, the project is expected to create about 400 construction jobs and 35 permanent positions. With a 20-year contract to deliver electricity and renewable energy credits to Southern California Edison, the project is expected to start generating power in 2012.
The Caithness Shepherds Flat project is the largest project to date to receive an offer of a conditional commitment for a loan guarantee under the Financial Institution Partnership Program (FIPP), a Department of Energy program supported by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Funded by more than two-dozen institutional investors, the $1.3 billion Shepherds Flat project will receive an 80 percent loan guarantee from the Department of Energy.

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Carbon Balanced Sugar Cane Copy Paper Available At Earth-Centric

CaneFields™ eco-friendly paper products help to preserve forests because no tree pulp is used. Sugar cane waste fiber, or ‘bagasse,’ is used to make these paper products. The use of waste keeps it from the landfill. They also use renewable energy to further reduce their carbon footprint.
The high brightness “sugar white” multi-purpose office paper is designed to meet all the printing needs of a modern office, copy center, and a commercial printer. It is ideally suited for laser, inkjet, plain paper fax and digital copiers. Through the use of our sugarcane based paper, your business will experience less calls for copier and press maintenance due to dust build-up when compared to commonly used wood fiber based papers.
This paper is also endorsed by the World Wildlife Fund, the world’s largest multinational environmental organization.
CaneFields™ copy paper is now available on our online website at www.Earth-Centric.com or in our store located at 6017 NE Sandy Boulevard, Portland, Oregon. It can be purchased by the 500-sheet ream, the 5-ream case, or 80-case pallet.

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New Hybrid Retrofit offers Fuel and Cost Savings to Existing Heavy Vehicles

KersTech Vehicle Systems in Beaverton, Oregon, is developing an economical, easy-to-install retrofit hybrid system for existing heavy vehicles that start and stop frequently. City and school buses and refuse and delivery trucks, when converted to hybrid, can achieve significant reductions in fuel consumption, exhaust emissions and noise levels in urban and neighborhood environments
CEO Lester Erlston says that there’s a huge market of existing Class 6, 7 and 8 vehicles that need a fuel cost solution. “Due to high cost, new hybrids are less than 1% of new vehicle sales. Retrofit is the fastest, most affordable path to hybridize America’s millions of buses and trucks.”
Heavy vehicle fleet operators’ budgets are squeezed by rising fuel costs and decreasing revenues. They own many long lived, non-hybrid vehicles, and new OEM hybrid vehicles are prohibitively expensive. The system concept has been well received by city and school bus operators, refuse companies and the US Army.
The system consists of the TorqPak™ integrated motor and gearbox unit, an energy storage device such as a battery or accumulator , and a hybrid controller, all sized to bolt onto the truck or bus chassis.
KersTech has patents pending for its innovative hybrid drive. Full scale prototype testing requires further funding and the company is currently seeking additional investors. Visit http:/// www.KersTech.com
For more info: Lester Erlston, : 503-524-2404 (8am – 6pm PST) Lester.Erlston@KersTech.com

Read the full article at http://www.mydigitalpublication.com/article/New+Hybrid+Retrofit+offers+Fuel+and+Cost+Savings+to+Existing+Heavy+Vehicles/663612/63514/article.html.

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