Letters: Natural gas helps nurseries

By Jeff Stone, Executive Director of the Oregon Association of Nurseries As you visit your local nursery and prepare to plant your garden during National Gardening Month, remember those carbon neutralizing plants you love are possible because of natural gas. Oregon is home to some of the world’s most fertile land with more than 250 […]

Letters: Natural gas should be part of our future

By David Burger of Bend I am one of the thousands of union workers who rely on natural gas not only to cook or heat my home, but also for my livelihood. The natural gas industry employs nearly 2 million Americans. And it’s not just those of us laying the pipes or installing hookups in […]

Letters: Limiting natural gas is an inefficient option

By Scott Nedry, Fosseen’s Home and Hearth I found a recent op-ed celebrating limitations on natural gas in Washington state concerning. Nearly 70% of people prefer natural gas when heating their homes and more than 50% of the Pacific Northwest utilizes natural gas to provide efficient heating. As winter approaches, we rely even more on our […]

OPINION: Oregon Dairy Farmers Reduce Emissions with Renewable Natural Gas

By D. Scott Peterson, Renewable Natural Gas Developer working with Oregon dairies Oregon is home to nearly 200 dairy farming families. Dairy farming is a sustainable industry that provides an opportunity to improve manure management and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. A partnership between dairy farms and the renewable natural gas industry allows for dairy farms […]

Natural Gas Facts on National Trivia Day

We’re celebrating National Trivia Day by sharing a few facts about natural gas. Did you know 56% of Pacific Northwest heat comes from natural gas? With winter well underway, this vital energy resource provides reliability and affordability during storms. Because of increased demands on our energy system, there is already a 1-in-4 chance the Pacific […]

OPINION: Millions of Americans are employed because of natural gas

By Mike Brown, Assistant Business Manager, IBEW Local 77  I am a proud member and representative for IBEW Local Union 77, with over 8,000 members, including our union brothers and sisters who work in the utility gas industry for Avista. I’m also proud to join the more than 20 local labor and union organizations who have […]

How dairy farms contribute to the decarbonization of our economy

How dairy farms contribute to the decarbonization of our economy

On National Farm Animal Day, April 10, we celebrate farm animals’ significant contributions to our society. There are obvious contributions, such as working on the farm, providing material for products or contributing to our food supply. But many people aren’t aware of the way farm animals are helping us address climate change by contributing to […]

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