Oregon commits to 100 percent clean energy

Today, 1 in 3 Americans live in a place committed to 100 percent clean energy. Oregonians have now joined this environment-friendly club.  

Mary Katherine Moore

Today, 1 in 3 Americans live in a place committed to 100 percent clean energy. Oregonians have now joined this environment-friendly club.  

On July 27, Gov. Kate Brown signed a bill committing the state to 100 percent clean electricity by 2040. The policy marks one of the fastest transitions to emission-free electricity to date, requiring an 80 percent greenhouse emission reduction by 2030, a 90 percent reduction by 2035, and a 100 percent reduction by 2040. Environment Oregon helped build support for these policies, including the efforts of our Climate Defender volunteers. 

“It’s thrilling to see Oregon once again leading the country on clean energy and climate action,” said Celeste Meiffren-Swango, state director with Environment Oregon. “Powering our state with clean energy, instead of dirty fossil fuels, cuts climate emissions from the electricity sector and helps keep our air and water clean, ensuring a clean and healthy future for all Oregonians.” 

Read more about the commitment.

Learn more about our 100% Renewable campaign.

Photo: Environment Oregon State Director Celeste Meiffren-Swango (far right) with supporters of clean energy and climate action in 2018. Credit: Staff

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