March 15, 2017
Contact: Renew Oregon

Oregon Clean Energy report card: Passing grades, but plenty of room for improvement

PORTLAND, Ore. — The Renew Oregon Coalition, along with Climate Solutions and other groups, recently released a clean energy report card to evaluate where the state stands when it comes to reducing the state's carbon footprint and creating clean energy jobs related to renewable resources like solar, wind and hydroelectric generation.

Oregon scored an A-minus in the producing power category, thanks to the Oregon Legislature's passage last year of the Clean Electricity and Coal Transition Act, which seeks 50 percent of power in the state be generated by renewable resources, and 80 percent of all power be carbon free -- with no coal used at all by the year 2040.

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