As part of its energy plan for the next several years, PGE has proposed building large, new fracked gas-burning plants at Boardman. This plan would commit Oregonians to getting our electricity from fossil fuels for more than 30 years.
Oregon and the climate can't afford another gas plant. The science is clear: fracked gas leads to destructive global warming impacts. Building new, dirty gas-fired power plants makes no sense. In addition to the urgency of addressing climate change, the rapidly decreasing prices of wind and solar energy and the economic risks of gas investments both point to investing in renewable energy.
Send an email today to Oregon’s Public Utility Commission (PUC), as they consider whether to approve PGE’s flawed plan. PGE's proposal is a disappointing step backward from Oregon’s largest utility. They can provide reliable, affordable power with wind and solar energy, without investing in dirty fossil fuels.
Oregon's energy future is at a crossroads. We can either invest in a clean energy future, or stick customers with an expensive, climate-damaging fossil fuel power plant for another generation. This is our chance to create a clean energy future.