Tuesday, February 16, 2016

USA, Oregon: Legislation on Track for 50% Renewable Sources by 2040

Oregon House approves coal measure, Senate up next (Portland Business Journal)

Oregon's House members have signed off on the sweeping bill that supporters say " will move the state off of coal and on the road to cleaner, renewable energy."

House Bill 4036, reforms energy policy for Oregon by eliminating coal from the electricity supplies to customers of Pacific Power and PGE by 2030, and by requiring that 50% of their power is generated by clean, renewable sources by 2040.

This bill significantly reduces the utilities’ greenhouse gas emissions, putting them on a path to meeting the goal Oregon adopted for reducing carbon emissions, which is to reduce emissions 75% below 1990 levels by 2050. Right now, creating electricity for Oregon produces 30% of our greenhouse gas emissions. HB 4036, the Clean Electricity and Coal Transition Plan, will reduce those emissions by 2040.

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