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Union of Concerned Scientists - The Equation blog
by: Jeff Deyette
February 11, 2016

Oregon Aims to Set New Precedent for Clean Energy Leadership

"If Oregon’s utilities and clean energy advocates have their way, the state will soon be rapidly accelerating its transition toward a clean energy economy. This month, the Oregon legislature is considering HB 4036, a comprehensive plan crafted by a broad set of stakeholders that would double the state’s commitment to renewable energy, lock in cost-effective efficiency investments, and completely phase out the use of coal as an electricity source.

It’s an ambitious and achievable proposal that raises the bar in defining what it means to be a global clean energy and climate leader."

That's the beginning of Jeff Deyette's article on the Clean Electricity and Coal Transition Plan, a proposed policy in Oregon negotiated by environmental organizations (including Renewable NW), consumer advocates, and Oregon’s two largest utilities, PGE and Pacific Power. The article succinctly lays out the strengths of the proposed legislation, and shows that what we are doing here in Oregon is getting national attention.

Also, we couldn't agree more with Jeff's final assessment:
"Now that’s setting a new precedent for clean energy and climate leadership that other states should replicate!"

Read Jeff Deyette's entire article >

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