Oregon plan would remove barriers to clean energy

Oregon, already a recognized clean energy leader, would double-down on efficiency, renewable energy and clean transportation under the 10-year plan of Governor John Kitzhaber.

The state trails only California in the CleanEdge 2012 State Clean Energy Index, "largely due to unwavering consumer-driven demand for clean-tech products and services".

Despite that broad public acceptance, the state is still missing "a comprehensive energy strategy that meets the state's carbon reduction, energy conservation and renewable energy goals and timetables... while enhancing Oregon's economic objectives", Kitzhaber says in the draft plan [ PDF].

Oregon aims to reduce emissions to 10% from 1990 levels by 2020, and generate 25% of its electricity from renewable sources by 2025.

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