beyond oil

Transportation: A Better Grid

This article, published by Seattle PI, mentions the Cascadia Center of Discovery Institute: The conference, sponsored by the Discovery Institute’s Cascadia Center for Regional Development and a number of partners, will draw an impressively broad range of experts from clean-energy groups, business and government. The rest of the article can be found here.  

A State Agency Eyes Public-Private Transportation Funding

The need for public-private partnerships to help rebuild the nation’s overburdened and underfunded surface transportation network is growing. Even before gas prices spiked and gas tax hike prospects dived, the Washington State Transportation Commission was calling for P3s. They did so in this January 2007 report, and then again here. The January, 2007 report states that P3s should be closely Read More ›

Northwest Could Be A Leader In Electric Transport Systems

Shai Agassi is on a mission to make the world a better place. After helping to sell his family‚Äôs software business to the German enterprise software giant SAP for $400 million, he was on track to become its CEO. But after an inspiration about what he could do that would make a difference, not just money, he left SAP to Read More ›