Oregon Green News: Greening Coffee, Chinook Salmon

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

Stumptown is roasting greener beans:
Portland’s iconic Stumptown Coffee Roasters and Energy Trust of Oregon are teaming up for one of the largest gas-savings projects the trust has ever funded. The result? Cash-saving efficiency in the roasting room.

Coal debate takes to the rails:
While coal export facilities represent new economic opportunities for small ports and rail companies, it presents grave concern to the small cities along its path

What does green power have to do with beer?
The Rose City’s home utility, Portland General Electric, is celebrating the 10th birthday of its nation-leading green power purchase program. So far, PGE customers have bought some 3 billion killowatt hours of clean power. Care to guess how much beer that would brew?

Chinook salmon fishery no longer overfished:
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reported to the U.S. Congress this week that a record six fisheries are no longer suffering from overfishing, including the chinook salmon runs of Northern California and the Klamath River Basin.

Portland among the world leading cities for EVs:
Portland is featured among 16 cities around the world in an information-sharing report that highlights the early leaders in the adoption and promotion of electric vehicles.