RENEWABLE ENERGY IN THE ROGUE VALLEY
Rogue Valley Renewable Energy Assessment: In 2011, the Rogue Valley Council of Governments, the Jackson Soil and Water Conservation District, Jackson County, and the GEOS institute came together to commission a study from the good company on the potential for Renewable Energy in Jackson County. They found that the most cost effective "renewable" energy with the largest potential here in the Rogue Valley is energy efficiency, followed by wind and solar.
You can check out the full report here: Rogue Valley Renewable Energy Assessment
The executive summary here: Rogue Valley Renewable Energy Assessment Summary
The section on energy efficiency here: Energy Efficiency Potential in the Rogue Valley
The section on solar here: Solar potential in the Rogue Valley
Southern Oregon Greenhouse Gas Inventory: This report was commissioned by the Rogue Valley Council of Governments and summarizes the findings of a greenhouse gas (GHG) inventory conducted on behalf of the Rogue Valley region for emissions generated in 2006.
ROGUE VALLEY CLIMATE CHANGE IMPACTS
The Rogue Basin Action Plan for Resilient Watersheds and Forests in a Changing Climate: This is a 2013 report that was done by the Southern Oregon Forest Restoration Collaborative in collaboration with other partners.
"Key climate impacts in the Rogue Basin include increase in severity and frequency of wildfires; decreased snowpack and earlier snowmelt affecting water quality and quantity for humans and wildlife; increase severity in droughts and flooding; higher elevation transition from snow to rain; increasing stream temperatures which are already a large issue in the Basin; and biogeographic shifts in species’ ranges. However these impacts can be mitigated, or even capitalized upon, if actions are taken now to prepare for the changes and increase local resiliency."
Climate Change in the Rogue Valley - This report, "Climate Change Impacts in the Rogue River Basin" was done in 2008 by the GEOS Institute (formally known as the National Center for Conservation Science and Policy) in collaboration with other partners.
CLIMATE IMPACTS IN OREGON
Oregon Climate and Health Profile: This is a 2014 report done by the Oregon Health Authority that looks at the impacts of climate change on Oregonians health.
NATIONAL CLIMATE CHANGE IMPACTS
National Climate Assessment: The National Climate Assessment summarizes the impacts of climate change on the United States, now and in the future. A team of more than 300 experts guided by a 60-member Federal Advisory Committee produced the report, which was extensively reviewed by the public and experts, including federal agencies and a panel of the National Academy of Sciences. The site provides an interactive tool to explore the highlights, and also the full report.
BASIC SCIENCE OF CLIMATE CHANGE
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Website: Climate.gov This site has the latest climate news, interactive maps, data, and also great tools for educators.