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Is Oregon's clean energy transition on track?

by Jonathan Gates on January 6, 2021

Later this January, join Meredith Connolly from Climate Solutions and Janine Benner from the Oregon Department of Energy as we explore what powers our energy system today, where the trends are headed, and it all means for an energy-smart, climate-safe future for Oregon.

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The surprising economics behind going all-electric (hint, the numbers are pretty good)

by Deepa Sivarajan on December 11, 2020

So far our blog series on clean, all-electric buildings has shown how we can reduce our greenhouse gas emissions and improve our health and safety, but what about the economic impacts?

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Urge Multnomah County to build 100% clean energy-powered libraries

by Jonathan Gates on December 8, 2020

Multnomah County voters recently approved $387 million in library construction bonds. Let's ensure this new building is 100% clean and fossil free.

Sunrise at Pilot Rock, Oregon
Oregon’s Climate Action Plan crosses first milestone

by Zach Baker on June 24, 2020

Last month, twelve state agencies delivered their plans to carry out the Governor’s Executive Order on climate. Here's what we know so far.

Oregon is falling behind on climate action

by Jonathan Gates on January 6, 2020

A growing list of states and territories have adopted carbon pricing policies, enacted more robust low-carbon fuel standards, and committed to a timeline for transitioning to 100% clean electricity, but Oregon is not among them.

A New Flyer electric bus operated by TriMet recharges at Sunset Transit Center.
TriMet and the City of Portland accelerate toward 100% clean

by Meredith Connolly on December 19, 2019

We are excited that the City of Portland and TriMet have taken some big strides to accelerate toward 100% clean and carbon-free operations!

FILED: 100% clean air ballot initiatives

by Jonathan Gates on October 31, 2019

Earlier this week, our coalition of partners officially filed critical climate protection ballot measures with the Oregon Secretary of State's office, having collected twice as many signatures as needed to qualify.

AAA Gets a Triple "F" on Climate Policy

by Meredith Connolly on September 12, 2019

The end of Oregon’s 2019 legislative session exposed some of the egregious corporate lobbying in Salem that blocks climate action – sometimes in public, but many times behind the scenes in the halls of the State Capitol. One of those companies is the American Automobile Association (AAA) of Oregon.  Yes, the same AAA that you call for a lifeline when your car breaks down – but apparently that lifeline doesn’t extend to the climate emergency we’re currently experiencing.

Oregon regulators reject PGE plan for fracked gas
We stopped PGE’s fracked gas plants!

by David Van't Hof on August 10, 2017

In another step toward a 100% clean energy future in the Northwest, the Oregon Public Utility Commission rejected Portland General Electric’s proposal for new fracked gas plants. 

100% clean energy is where we’re headed. Tell Transalta no!

by Joëlle Robinson on August 3, 2017

Fossil fuel gas is not really a "bridge fuel" that takes us where we need to go.

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power lines pylons

Is Oregon's clean energy transition on track?

Later this January, join Meredith Connolly from Climate Solutions and Janine Benner from the Oregon Department of Energy as we explore what powers our energy system today, where the trends are headed, and it all means for an energy-smart, climate-safe future for Oregon.
Read More

Oregon is falling behind on climate action

A growing list of states and territories have adopted carbon pricing policies, enacted more robust low-carbon fuel standards, and committed to a timeline for transitioning to 100% clean electricity, but Oregon is not among them.

Read More

AAA Gets a Triple "F" on Climate Policy

The end of Oregon’s 2019 legislative session exposed some of the egregious corporate lobbying in Salem that blocks climate action – sometimes in public, but many times behind the scenes in the halls of the State Capitol. One of those companies is the American Automobile Association (AAA) of Oregon.  Yes, the same AAA that you call for a lifeline when your car breaks down – but apparently that lifeline doesn’t extend to the climate emergency we’re currently experiencing.

Read More