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5 Things to Love About Oregon’s Solar Future

We know that the Clean Electricity and Coal Transition Bill is great news for Oregon. It’s a historic measure that transitions our state’s electricity grid off of coal-fired power, replacing that power with clean, renewable energy. The bill has placed a major spotlight on Oregon, highlighting just how meaningful climate progress can be achieved. Our state may be small in size, but as the first state to ever take legislative action to go coal-free, we’ve proven just how mighty Oregon can be.What you may not know about the Coal Transition Bill is that it contains several hidden gems working in tandem to put Oregon on a path toward having one ...

Renewable energy and energy efficiency have an unexpected ally in Oregon

These days you've probably noticed a lot more solar panels around Oregon. From the roof of the state Capitol building to roofs around your neighborhood, people have been implementing innovative ways to boost their energy efficiency.Public utilities and nonprofits are leading the charge in bringing affordable options to people and businesses around the state. But Oregonians are also finding an unexpected ally in the movement for efficiency: the bank.At Umpqua Bank – the Oregon-based community bank — known for its friendly staff and stores that serve as community hubs and gathering places — team members have been partnering with ...