Oregon Green News: Coal Protests, New Electric Motorcycles

Editor’s Note: EarthTechling is proud to bring you this weekly look at Oregon green news courtesy of Sustainable Business Oregon, a publication of the Portland Business Journal that covers the intersection of business and sustainability in the state that leads the country in green practices.

Here are some highlights from Sustainable Business Oregon in the last week for Oregon green news:

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image via Cathy Cheney, Portland Business Journal

Scenes from a coal protest:
The proposal to export coal through the Pacific Northwest drew noted environmental lawyer Robert F. Kennedy Jr. to Portland this week. We bring you scenes from the rally.

Brammo unveils new electric motorcycles:
The Wall Street Journal calls it the Tesla of electric motorcycles. Check out Ashland-based Brammo’s newest rides: 100 miles-per-hour, 100-mile range and a mild case of sticker shock.

Ten sustainable economy leaders to watch in Oregon:
When the folks behind the Benefit Corporation initiative set out to create a model for a new kind of company creation, where did they look for inspiration? Oregon. Here are 10 leaders putting the state out in front when it comes to sustainable investing and business building.

ClearEdge helps historic Lafayette Hotel save with fuel cells:
Ava Gardner and Bob Hope used to cavort at this landmark San Diego hotel. Now ClearEdge Power fuel cells will help heat the “Tarzan”-designed olympic sized pool.

Oregon ranks No. 14 on the “locavore” index:
A family farm advocacy group released the “2012 Locavore Index” this week that pegs Oregon at No. 14, well ahead of Washington but behind both Dakotas, Hawaii, Kentucky and others.