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Portland Clean Energy Fund is becoming a reality

Following up on last November’s historic vote in support of the Portland Clean Energy Initiative, Portland City Council will officially establish the Portland Clean Energy Fund next week.

Portlanders passed the initiative overwhelmingly thanks to people like you! Now it’s time to work with the city as it begins to implement the initiative. We want to show Commissioners that the groundswell of public support is still here, and we support stewarding the measure with care.

What: City Council hearing to officially establish the Portland Clean Energy Fund
When: Thursday, February 21st, 3:30-4:30pm
Where: Portland City Hall Council Chamber, 1221 SW 4th Ave, Portland, OR
Why: Show that we are still celebrating the historic victory for the Portland Clean Energy Initiative and care about how the measure is implemented
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The Portland Clean Energy Initiative campaign was created and led by communities of color, and we continue to support this work for a healthy climate, cleaner air, and improved affordability.

Hope to see you there!

Author Bio

Zach Baker

former Oregon Policy Manager, Climate Solutions

Zach works to advance policies that address climate change and accelerate the transition to clean energy in Oregon. 

Zach brings to his work over a decade of policy and advocacy experience focused on protecting the environment and promoting public health.  His experience spans the local, state, and federal policy levels and he has served in a variety of capacities, including serving as a City Councilor in Corvallis, Oregon.  Immediately prior to joining Climate Solutions, Zach worked with the Center for Climate Change and Health to launch a national initiative to engage health professionals in state climate change policy. 

Zach holds a law degree from the University of Oregon with a focus in Environmental and Natural Resources Law and a BA from Tufts University in political science and community health. 

When he’s not advocating for climate policies, Zach enjoys riding his bike, hiking a trail, and enjoying Oregon’s agricultural bounty.

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