Month: October 2012


In mid-October the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy ranked Oregon number 4 in its evaluation of states on policies, programs and activities. Derek Smith, CEO of Clean Energy Works Oregon, a public-private partnership whose mission is to  create jobs and save energy via residential energy efficiency remodels, attributes this good news to the collaboration… Read more »

Show Me the Money – Small-business Financing Alternatives

If you are a start-up or in the development stage you know how hard it is (if not impossible) to obtain financing from the well-known traditional sources.  Banks may require a certain number of years of profitable operations, collateral and a personal guarantee before making a loan.  You may not be big enough (or want… Read more »