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  • Real Life is an online journal where undergraduate students blog about what it’s like to live, breathe, and study at Lewis & Clark. The Admissions Office has sponsored this journal since 2003. Go

  • law-blogL&C Law School Snapshots tells the tale of students with different backgrounds, interests and observations. They blog about their unique law school experiences. Go

  • shagouryRuth Shagoury, Mary Stuart Rogers professor of education, blogs about literature for children, offering recommendations about favorite books and ideas for instilling in kids a love of reading. Go

  • Bob Miller thumbnailRobert Miller, professor of law, blogs about issues facing indigenous communities, from education to economic development, criminal justice to casinos. Go

  • marty hart-landsbergMartin Hart-Landsberg, professor of economics, blogs about the latest economic trends and news, sifting through countless reports and analyses and offering his insights in plain English. Go

  • Ella Antell BA ’12 blogs about her experiences as a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant currently residing in Kaliningrad, Russia.Go

  • The Office of Overseas and Off-Campus Programs hosts this blog as a resource to provide information and advice for students from students. Go

  • Courtesy of The California League of Women Voters

    The Lewis & Clark Politics blog is a forum for politically interested Lewis & Clark students to ask serious questions about politics. Go

  • visual resources centerThe Visual Resources Center at Lewis & Clark links images and ideas through the lens of a liberal arts college. Go

  • swimmingChris Fantz, head swim coach, blogs about his coaching philosophy and why he enjoys working with our  young, smart student athletes. Go

  • tom krattenmaker thumbTom Krattenmaker, associate vice president for public affairs and communications, is a writer specializing in religion in public life. He is the author of the book Onward Christian Athletes. His blog aggregates his columns for USA Today  and other publications. Go

  • Doug Erickson thumbDoug Erickson, head of Special Collections and college archivist, blogs mines the Internet for interesting articles about the book world to present a glimpse into the literary happenings of society. Go

  • Mark Dahl thumbMark Dahl, interim director of Watzek Library, blogs about everything from digital scholarship to evolving catalogs. Go

  • robb shecterRobb Shecter JD ’11 created while he was a law student, seeking to increase access to the legal system by publishing accessible legal content and lowering the cost of legal research. The site has grown into and now includes California codes and an archive of superseded statutes. His blog tracks updates and new features for the site. Go

  • mielMiel (Davis) Hendrickson BA ’99 splits her time between Washington D.C. and Africa, where she works on international relief and development projects. Her blog chronicles her travels. Go

  • roxannekohlRoxanne (Kohl) Davidson M.Ed. in School Counseling ’05 blogs and video blogs about bibliotherapy and the healing power of books in childrens’ lives. She reviews contemporary books that help kids through many different issues, offering a great resource for anyone working with children. Go

  • peter ames carlinPeter Ames Carlin BA ’85 is the author of critically acclaimed biographies about Paul McCartney and Brian Wilson. He blogs about music, television, and other pop culture news. Go

  • qr_codeThe New Media team blogs about creating and maintaining the Lewis & Clark website and offers news and tips. Go

  • tungyinTung Yin, professor of law, blogs about manifestations of the law in pop culture, as well as politics, sports, and local news. Go

  • zaher wahab thumbnail Zaher Wahab, professor of education, blogs about conditions in Afghanistan, as he devotes six months of service each year to the Afghan Ministry of Higher Education. Go

  • paulstoutonghiPauls Toutonghi, assistant professor of English, blogs about writing, teaching, and current events. Go

  • Morgan S. Grether, web content systems manager, posts photos from around Lewis & Clark, which he thinks is the prettiest campus in the country. Go

  • dohertyThomas Doherty, counseling psychology instructor, blogs about his personal and professional work in the field of ecopsychology, a contemporary movement toward recognizing a connection between mental health and the natural environment. Go

  • clareMary Clare, professor of counseling psychology, blogs about her cross-country journey to document diverse perspectives on the concept of change in America. Go

  • Jack BogdanskiJack Bogdanski, professor of law, blogs about local and national politics, law, the arts, and culture. Go



  • April 21
    A team of three Lewis & Clark students has been awarded a grant from 100 Projects for Peace, an organization committed to supporting student initiatives for conflict resolution. The students will implement a two-month vocational training program in Uganda this summer for the rehabilitation of former child soldiers and young adults affected by war.
  • November 4
    The Green Energy Institute is pleased to announce that we have a new site for our blog. Please visit us at
  • November 3
    The International Energy Association recently reported that solar power could generate 16% of the world’s energy by 2050. This post describes some of the IEA’s findings and describes steps the United States should take to make this vision into a reality.
  • October 29
    The New York Department of Public Service proposed broad changes to the state’s electric distribution system in its Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) straw proposal. The most notable reform would require utilities to establish Distribution System Platform Providers (DSPPs) to operate and manage a distribution system with high levels of customer-sited distributed energy resources. This post discusses the various roles and responsibilities of the DSPPs, as envisioned in the REV. 
  • October 27
    The Bureau of Land Management has proposed a new rule to require competitive leasing of public lands for renewable energy development. This post reviews how the rule would change the management of public lands and describes potential problems with the rule.
  • October 21

    A recent Information Letter Request filed by an Austin, Texas homeowner with the IRS could have far-reaching, unanticipated consequences for value of solar tariffs. This post investigates some of those potential ramifications. 

  • October 17
    The Third and Fourth Circuits recently struck down measures in New Jersey and Maryland, respectively, which aimed to promote in-state electricity generation by setting wholesale rates. This post examines the regulations, the courts reasoning, and implications for renewable energy.
  • October 17
    The Green Energy Institute filed comments with the Hawaii PUC regarding the HECO Companies’ Power Supply Improvement Plans (PSIPs) and Distributed Generation Improvement Plan (DGIP). Those comments reflect GEI’s concerns about the utilities’ recommendation to eliminate Hawaii’s Net Metering Program and to adopt fixed charges for distributed generation customers. 
  • October 15
    Part six of this community solar series discusses three necessary ingredients for successful community-initiated solar projects.
  • October 13
    The levelized cost of wind energy is currently competitive with the costs of new fossil fuel generating resources. However, integrating intermittent wind energy onto the grid can be challenging. Idaho Power Company’s new Renewables Integration Tool enables the utility to cost-effectively integrate additional wind energy onto the grid at a savings of nearly $100,000 a month.
  • October 7
    Fickle federal policies are sending conflicting signals to renewable energy developers. This post describes those inconsistent signals and argues that the United States should do better.
  • October 6
    The fifth in a series on community solar, this post assesses the strengths and weaknesses of three recent community solar securities exemptions.
  • October 3
    Electric utilities in the United States are wary of solar power, worrying that accelerating deployment of distributed generation will hurt their bottom lines. This blog post reviews recent efforts to measure utility impacts and to design strategies to maintain utility profitability.
  • October 1
    Several states have considered reforms to rates that net metering customers pay. Although state PUCs have generally shown a reluctance to considerably raise those rates, the tide may be turning. This post summarizes notable proposals from around the nation.
  • September 30
    The fourth part in a series on community solar, this post investigates the evolving state trend of engaging utilities in planning community solar projects.
  • September 24
    Hawaii’s Public Utility Commission issued a guidance document recommending rate reforms to better account for distributed generation customers’ use of the electricity system. The HECO Companies, in turn, filed a plan that proposed significant charges and modifications to distributed generation customers’ compensation structure. Though the PUC will not likely approve the plan as written, its ultimate decision could influence energy policy on the mainland.
  • September 23
    Renewable energy is increasingly cost-competitive with fossil fuels, inviting investment based purely on its economic, rather than environmental, virtues.
  • September 23
    GEI Staff Attorney Amelia Schlusser discusses the Fifth Circuit’s flawed legal reasoning in Exelon Wind v. Nelson.
  • Melissa Powers, Director of the Green Energy Institute
    September 23
    The Green Energy Institute’s Director responds to the recent decision Exelon Wind v. Nelson, in which the Fifth Circuit held that only qualifying facilities generating “firm” renewable power are entitled to enter into long-term contracts under PURPA.
  • September 22
    The third in a series on community solar, this post describes how virtual net metering is a key policy for encouraging community-scale renewable energy.
  • September 15

    Three U.S. cities—Burlington, VT, Greensburg, KS, and Beaverton, OR— are proving that the transition to a 100% renewable power grid is achievable in the near term. 

  • September 15
    The second in a four-part series on community solar power, this post describes four distinct models for community-scale solar development.
  • September 13
    The U.S. House of Representatives is considering three bills to promote renewable energy on federal lands. Two of the bills are good renewable energy policy, while the third needlessly sacrifices important principles of environmental review.
  • September 12
    Hawaii’s Public Utility Commission envisions a substantially reduced role for electric utilities as owners and operators of generation facilities. The state’s investor-owned utilities, the HECO Companies, did not directly address the PUC’s proposal in their recent Power Supply Improvement Plan filings. The decisions that Hawaii’s PUC makes on the issue might have broad implications for the shape of the electricity industry in the United States in the future.
  • September 6
    The International Energy Agency projects that an unstable policy framework in developed countries such as the United States may slow the growth of renewable energy. The United States should adopt more stable policies to ensure the growth of renewable energy.
  • September 5

    The first in a four-part series on community solar, this post describes the basic elements of community solar. Later posts will describe existing community solar models, describe projects and obstacles in Oregon, and propose how Oregon can further incentivize community solar.

  • Melissa Powers, Director of the Green Energy Institute
    September 3

    Professor Powers has received a Fulbright Scholarship to study renewable energy policy in Denmark and Spain. This opening blog post discusses the scholarship and her areas of study. 

  • June 26
    While pundits and politicians rail against the so-called “war on coal,” the fossil fuel industry and the elected officials they support are quietly launching a war against renewable energy.
  • April 15
    On November 1, 2013, Samuel Tidwell BA ’13 left his home in Greenfield, California with nothing but essential belongings that could be carried in a backpack and a homemade hand cart. Only three weeks earlier, Tidwell had committed himself to walking across the United States.
  • February 13
    California is backing away from a bill that would have strengthened its renewable portfolio standard. This move threatens the state’s leadership on renewable energy policy.
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