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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 ...

Our 2016 legislative priorities

As the gavel fell on the 2016 session of the Oregon Legislature, OEC raised a glass to toast. Because of a law that OEC supporters helped, Oregon is set to become the first coal free state.Thanks to the Clean Electricity and Coal Transition bill, Oregon will transition off of coal-fired power completely by 2030. Clean renewable energy, such as wind and solar, will replace the coal we’re kissing goodbye. In fact, because of this bill, Oregon will double its renewable energy use by 2040, become one of the cleanest powered states, create a brand-new community solar program, and scale up our electric vehicle infrastructure — another key strategy ...

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 ...