2 results for tag: clean electricity & coal transition bill


Future’s So Bright Gotta Wear Shades! Celebrating a Coal-Free Oregon

Our small state is doing big things, and making national (and even international) headlines for it! Oregon recently became the first state EVER to take legislative action to go coal-free. Oregon Environmental Council was proud to work on this legislation, and because of it, our state's electricity grid will transition off of coal-fired power by 2035. Even more exciting is that this power will be replaced with clean, renewable energy, creating local jobs that can't be outsourced and putting Oregon on a path to having one of the cleanest energy mixes in the WORLD. So put on your sunglasses Oregon, because the future looks bright! Check out our video ...

The hidden gem of the Coal Transition Bill

If you’ve been following local, national or even global environmental news lately, you’ve read about Oregon’s pioneering bill to transition off of coal-fired power and replace that power with renewable energy. It’s the first time a state has ever taken legislative action to go coal-free, and will make our state home to the fifth most aggressive renewable portfolio standard in the country.But what you may not know about the Clean Electricity and Coal Transition Bill is that it’s also a big win for electric vehicles. In addition to requiring that our state’s two largest utilities transition off of coal-fired power, the law also require...