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Majority of Oregonians Want Clean Energy

Majority of Oregonians Want Clean Energy By Heather Moyer As state legislatures nationwide are moving forward with bills to kill clean energy standards, Oregonians are hopeful that their elected officials will do the right thing and vote for new legislation that could actually bring more clean energy jobs to local communities. A new poll in… Read more »

Oregon businesses declare: climate progress is our priority

Hank Paulson - City Club

Guest post from Carrie Hearne, Oregon Business Partnerships Manager for Climate Solutions. Last week was a major win for the clean energy economy, with more than seventy businesses signing onto the Oregon Business Climate Declaration, and former U.S. Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson to Portland’s City Club to speak on climate. Companies from across Oregon’s economy – including major… Read more »

A breath of fresh air for the region

Mt Hood

By Andrea Durbin Last week, the Obama administration took an important and welcomed step in the effort to protect the health and well-being of all Oregonians by limiting carbon pollution from existing power plants. These proposed standards affirm that climate change is a real and urgent issue that is impacting us right now: threatening the… Read more »

Parent groups unite on climate and clean energy action


By Dominique Browning Cross-posted from Mom’s Clean Air Force Editor’s note: So what is it all this “clean energy future” business really about? It’s about creating a healthy, prosperous world for our loved ones, our kids, our friends and family, our neighbors and our larger community. The folks at Mom’s Clean Air Force keep that… Read more »

Oregon’s Clean Energy Law Wins the Day

Today Governor Kitzhaber signed a bill aimed at safeguarding Oregon’s clean energy commitment and preventing a backslide into last generation’s energy sources. In an era of climate consequences, the health of our kids and our communities depends on demanding a future free from fossil fuels. That’s why the development of clean, renewable energy is so… Read more »

Renewable Energy 101


The state of Oregon has a long and impressive tradition of cultivating renewable resources, but many Oregon residents are unaware of this storied history. Let’s look at recent policies that have been implemented in Oregon to promote the increased use of renewable energy resources and protect ratepayers at the same time. These policies have been… Read more »