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Help Portland and Multnomah County commit to 100% clean energy

Next Thursday, June 1, the City of Portland and Multnomah County are planning to vote to commit to 100% clean energy

Local action is needed more than ever to prevent dramatic climate disruption. These resolutions are a huge step toward building climate leadership and resilience.

The city and county postponed their votes last month to allow more time for public input. The resulting resolutions include strong commitments to 100% clean electricity by 2035 and 100% clean energy by 2050. Other important elements include encouraging TriMet to rapidly transition their fleet to electric buses, stronger commitments to a just transition, and opposition to fracked gas plants and other fossil fuel development.

Please contact City Council and the Board of County Commissioners to thank them for taking bold climate action. You can also join us at the hearing to show your support for 100% clean energy:

Multnomah County Commission
When:               June 1, 2017, 9:30am
Where:              Multnomah Building, 501 SE Hawthorne Blvd, #100, Portland
 
Portland City Council 
When:               June 1, 2017, 2pm
Where:              Portland City Hall, Council Chambers, 1221 SW 4th Ave. 
 
We believe the Northwest can transition to 100% clean energy faster than anywhere else in the country, and we’re proud to see the city and county taking the lead. 

Email Portland City Council and the Multnomah County Commission today!

David Van't Hof's picture

Senior Fellow

, Climate Solutions

David is an attorney with his own policy and law practice in Portland Oregon. He focuses his practice in the areas of sustainability, clean technology, renewable energy and carbon regulation, drawing from his experience as Sustainability Policy Advisor to former Oregon Governor Ted Kulongoski.  In that capacity, he led the state’s participation in the Western Climate Initiative and in developing the state’s nationally recognized climate change and renewable energy policies. David has served on numerous renewable energy and energy efficiency boards and works with others on a contract basis both providing legal and policy expertise.

David was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Senegal (1989-1991).  He earned his law degree (J.D., cum laude, 1994) from the University of Michigan Law School and his undergraduate degree (B.A. Philosophy 1988) from Trinity College, Hartford CT.