A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

It was a wet, dark and stormy day

Written December 27th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

Energy and wildlife — those were two of the unrelated topics that occupied me this December morning, for a while anyway. Let me explain.

Why these street trees have to go

Written November 28th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

The day before Thanksgiving, a couple of signs caught my eye. They were attached to two trees in the 500 block of Washington Street.

Short of electricity? Let’s think ahead

Written October 5th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

Pacific Power has been trying to get its customers in Albany and elewhere to cut down on using electricity, which seems strange for a company that sells power.

Mysterious hum: in search of the cause

Written June 1st, 2022 by Hasso Hering

A reader who lives in the Broadway Neighborhood of West Albany has been bothered by a mysterious humming noise at night, and she wondered if I had any ideas about the cause.

Downtown EV charger: A status update

Written February 7th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

A few weeks ago — I can’t remember exactly when — I heard someone at an Albany City Council meeting say that the city’s new electric-vehicle charging station downtown had gone on the blink. So on Sunday I stopped by the parking lot behind the Wallace Building (the former J.C. Penney store), where the EV […]

City’s public EV charger about to open

Written September 28th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

You may be surprised to learn, as I was, that this is National Drive Electric Week. Sophie Dykast at City Hall mentioned it when she told me that Albany’s first city-sponsored electric vehicle charging station will open to the public tomorrow, at 8:30 Wednesday morning.

E-station downtown: Almost ready for use

Written August 9th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

If you have an E-vehicle and are waiting to try out Albany’s new charging station downtown, you’ll have to wait just a bit longer. The installation is finished but not quite ready for use until inspections are done.

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