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 program is focused on enabling rural and low-income Oregonians to take part in our clean energy transition? In fact, 77% of all the homes and other buildings with rooftop solar panels through this program are outside of the Portland Metro region, with 20% in Deschutes County alone. Read more
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: After partisan delay and denial tactics in the Oregon Legislature, Governor Kate Brown stepped up and fulfilled her long-standing promise to take strong executive action to address the climate crisis.
The Portland Metro region must shift to more sustainable transportation choices for our current and future communities. Bold action is necessary to restructure our system to be healthier, cleaner, more efficient and more equitable. We must dramatically reduce Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT) in the region and expand non-single-occupancy-vehicle options. The urgency of the climate crisis as well as our communities’ needs for air quality improvements also requires us to ensure that the remaining cars, buses and trucks on our roads are fossil-fuel-free. Read more
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.
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.
Portland, Oregon –– Climate Solutions announced Tuesday that they have joined a broad coalition to file a series of statewide climate action ballot initiatives. Under the umbrella of Oregonians for Clean Air, Initiative Petitions 48, 49, and 50 would: Read more
Climate policy is not a single undertaking. We need many solutions working together, building on the success of clean electricity to end our reliance on fossil fuels in our buildings and our transportation.