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Reminders & Resources In The Wake of COVID-19

During these uncertain times remember to be gentle with yourself. Some stress relief advice courtesy of the CDC we wanted to share: Taking care of yourself, your friends, and your family can help you cope with stress. Helping others cope with their stress can also make your community stronger. Take breaks from watching, reading, or listening to news stories, including social media. Hearing about

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Community Energy Project’s Response to COVID-19

3/12/2020 Dear CEP Community, Your health and safety are of the utmost importance to Community Energy Project. We want to let you know how CEP is responding to the coronavirus (COVID-19). As an organization focused on working with vulnerable populations for the past forty years, we are committed to adjusting our community events and protocols to prioritize public health and safety for all. For

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Fighting Climate Change with your Thermostat

The news is abuzz with climate crises from California and Australian Wildfires to devastating hurricanes and typhoons. These extreme events impact individuals and frontline communities, and their effects are only intensifying as a result of human caused climate change.  It is easy to feel powerless to make a difference in the face of the climate crisis. But no large scale change has ever happened

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Oregon Community Solar Program

With the new year, there’s a new opportunity to bring solar energy to communities across Oregon: the state’s new Oregon Community Solar Program launches January 21! If you’re an Oregon customer of Portland General Electric, Pacific Power or Idaho Power, you can subscribe to a portion of a community solar project and receive a credit on your monthly utility bill for the electricity generated for 10+ years. This

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Radon

Radon Many have probably heard of radon. It is a gas that is created by the radioactive decay of naturally occurring rock formations found in soils around Portland and beyond. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer after smoking, but many people do not know whether their homes are affected. CEP recommends every home in

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Heat Pump Water Heaters

Starting in 2018 with the support of Energy Trust of Oregon, CEP started a direct install program to replace our clients’ old, electric hot water heaters with new, high efficiency heat pump water heaters. This begs the question…what is a heat pump water heater? Although the technology has been around for some time, it is not broadly known about. You may be familiar with

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Home Improvement Safety: Lead Resources

August is the perfect time to start thinking about home improvement projects. Before starting, it is important to do a little research on your home in order to prevent releasing hazardous waste inside or outside your home. One particular hazard that is not discussed enough is lead. Lead has been released into the environment through use of lead gasoline and lead paint. Luckily both

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Safe Home Project: 5 Ways To Work with Lead Paint

As the days get longer and weather gets less temperamental, home projects and renovations are starting to blossom up throughout every neighborhood. With about 80% of our region’s housing built before 1978, when the ban of lead-based paint took effect, your small home project may not be as straightforward as you thought. But never fear – our Lead Poisoning Prevention Program is here! Get

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