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The Clean Energy Economy is booming, with global investments in utility-scale wind and solar projects as well as rooftop solar, at a record $329 billion in 2015. Neither a 67% drop in oil prices through 2015, nor low global coal and natural gas prices curtailed global clean energy investment.

Our Clean Energy Economy focuses on the following tracks:

  1. Clean Energy Investment: The tremendous clean energy investment opportunity (the Clean Trillion) waiting in the wings to replace fossil investment
  2. Economic Development and Job Creation: The data that tell the story of how clean energy jobs are eclipsing fossil fuel jobs
  3. Economics of Renewable Energy: The rapidly falling costs of renewable energy and the dramatic adoption of renewable energy technology
  4. Unburnable Carbon/The Keystone Principle: The incontrovertible fact that the climate cannot withstand burning existing fossil fuel reserves, which means fossil fuel assets are wildly overvalued


  • Issaquah solar installers


    Did you know our state launched a rooftop solar program in January 2020, enabling Oregonians to access the benefits of renewable energy, helping people save money on their electricity bills and cut their climate pollution? And did you know that this... Read more
  • Rally at Oregon Capitol

    Eric Stachon

    A majority of Oregonians support climate action, especially as our own communities experience impacts of the climate crisis—like the floods hurting Eastern Oregon right now and the more intense droughts and wildfires of the past several years. We... Read more
  • Oregon capitol


    As we head into the 2020 session, we’re doing everything we can to ensure the Legislature passes a strong cap and invest policy. We’re also working on a number of other complementary bills to move the ball forward on climate – some of which are also... Read more
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    Renew Oregon

    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. Read more
  • ClimateCast Wind Turbine


    Clean energy investment is good for business; clean energy jobs are good for communities; the economic benefits of carbon pricing and more in the latest ClimateCast. Read more