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  • Incentives help La Grande business be a model for energy efficiency
    In the 15 years Steven Bartell has owned Bubbles Laundry in La Grande, he has installed energy-efficient lighting fixtures and washing machines, and has added solar hot water and electric systems to his roof. He took advantage of tax credits from the Oregon Department of Energy to help finance two of the projects. To find out how he was able to make it all happen, despite the Great Recession, go here.
  • Energy efficiency, sustainability way of life for GloryBee
    Like a number of Oregon businesses, GloryBee of Eugene started very simple: in the family garage making natural foods. Forty years later, GloryBee has evolved into a company of 180 employees focused on providing dozens of high quality organic and natural products ranging from natural foods to soap making supplies to beekeeping equipment. But through all the growth, GloryBee's energy use has stayed in check. For details, please go here.
  • Lighting project saves rural store about $1,400 a year
    Jeff Bernard has been in the grocery business so long – 37 years to be exact – that he has developed a sixth sense about how to operate a store. And if you walk into his cozy Tumalo Country Store, located just off Highway 20 north of Bend, you’ll feel that special touch. The first thing you’ll probably notice is how bright the entire store appears. “Lighting is important,” said Bernard. “If it’s bad, a lot of people will notice it.” To continue reading, please click here.
  • Energy incentive enables farm to nearly double capacity
    Nearly a century ago, a young couple started a modest cherry orchard in the rolling hills above The Dalles. Because the orchard had just two varieties, the harvest season was only three weeks long. From picking to packing, everything was done by hand and for the most part, the fruits of their labor did not travel very far. But Walter and Mable Bailey scratched out a living, harvesting 18 tons of cherries in their first season. They made it through the Great Depression and were able to pass the business on to their children. (To continue reading, please go here.)
  • Hampton mill in Warrenton uses incentive to reduce costs, emissions
    With the support of the Business Energy Tax Credit, Hampton Lumber installed a variety of energy efficiency measures at its Warrenton mill, resulting in reduced energy costs and greenhouse gas emissions. Hampton will meet its goal this year to reduce energy by 50 percent through using renewable energy. To read the entire story, please go here.
  • Pendleton-area farmer now saves 20 percent on electricity costs
    Just a few years ago, David Umbarger struggled to adequately irrigate two pieces of property that were not connected to his Pendleton-area ranch. Today, thanks in part to an incentive from the Oregon Department of Energy, Umbarger can easily control the water that goes into three irrigation pivots and save money at the same time. To find out how he did it, go here.
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