green jobs http://www.kplu.org en Clean tech boosters looking to military for leg up http://www.kplu.org/post/clean-tech-boosters-looking-military-leg <p>When you think of the clean energy economy, military barracks and mortar launchers probably aren’t the first things that come to mind.</p><p>But local clean energy boosters say the use of solar panels and biodiesel by the Department of Defense could be the key to getting more of these technologies off the ground.</p><p>Two years ago, the DOD created <a href="http://www.defense.gov/bios/biographydetail.aspx?biographyid=259">a new office</a>, with a goal of reducing energy use by the U.S. military.</p> Tue, 29 Jan 2013 00:20:07 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 7664 at http://www.kplu.org Ocean energy gaining momentum in Washington http://www.kplu.org/post/ocean-energy-gaining-momentum-washington <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-993677.mp3</p><p>You might call it harnessing the power of the moon.</p><p>Ocean energy is electricity that is generated when the power of tides, waves and currents moves turbines and windmills. It&rsquo;s an idea that&rsquo;s caught on already in Oregon. And there are plans on the horizon to bring it to Washington.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 14 Nov 2011 14:03:44 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 3180 at http://www.kplu.org Ocean energy gaining momentum in Washington Grays Harbor Paper closing Hoquiam mill http://www.kplu.org/post/grays-harbor-paper-closing-hoquiam-mill <p>Grays Harbor Paper has shut down its mill in <a href="http://www.google.com/search?q=hoquiam&amp;btnG=Search+the+web">Hoquiam</a>, putting a dour end to what had been a success story for 18 years.&nbsp;</p><p>240 workers are losing their jobs. Many were shocked by the announcement, according to <a href="http://www.nwcn.com/home/?fId=122670634&amp;fPath=/news/local&amp;fDomain=10212">King-5 news. </a></p><blockquote><p>&ldquo;I thought this place was going to be in for the long haul,&rdquo; said Tony Harris, who had worked for Grays Harbor Paper for two years.</p> Fri, 27 May 2011 14:19:35 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp & The Associated Press 1686 at http://www.kplu.org Grays Harbor Paper closing Hoquiam mill "GoGreen '11" conference showcasing best practices from who's who of Seattle businesses http://www.kplu.org/post/gogreen-11-conference-showcasing-best-practices-whos-who-seattle-businesses <p><br /><a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-964301.mp3">http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-964301.mp3</a></p><p>Insiders from many of Seattle&#39;s most recognizable big businesses are gathering today at the Washington State Convention Center downtown.</p><p>Boeing, Microsoft, Starbucks, REI, and The Mariners have all been invited to give interactive presentations meant to inspire others in the region to follow in their footsteps. The topic? Going Green. Wed, 20 Apr 2011 17:03:45 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 1238 at http://www.kplu.org "GoGreen '11" conference showcasing best practices from who's who of Seattle businesses Eco-label pays quick dividend for Dungeness crab fishers http://www.kplu.org/post/eco-label-pays-quick-dividend-dungeness-crab-fishers <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-959569.mp3</p><p>To consumers, the welter of eco-labels on various food products can be nebulous or confusing. But the first crab fishery on the West Coast to get a green friendly label says it is seeing a really quick payoff.</p><p> Fri, 25 Mar 2011 13:59:40 +0000 Tom Banse & KPLU News Staff 1072 at http://www.kplu.org Eco-label pays quick dividend for Dungeness crab fishers Goldmark promotes plan to make jet fuel from wood waste http://www.kplu.org/post/goldmark-promotes-plan-make-jet-fuel-wood-waste <p>Washington Commissioner of Public Lands Peter Goldmark says he'll propose legislation to promote making aviation fuel out of wood waste.</p><p>Goldmark told the Pacific West Biomass Conference in Seattle on Tuesday that he wants to start a pilot project to make jet fuel as part of the Department of Natural Resources' forest biomass program.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 11 Jan 2011 21:48:16 +0000 KPLU News Staff 516 at http://www.kplu.org