August 3, 2021
State Policy Playbook: Oregon Embarks on Ambitious Agenda to Decarbonize Power Grid by 2040
Commitments to clean energy and climate action come amid severe drought and wildfires across the western U.S.
Oregon has embarked on a clean energy transition with the enactment of sweeping legislation that mandates carbon-free power by 2040, setting one of the most ambitious decarbonization timelines in the nation. The state’s carbon reduction efforts range from legislative measures to study renewable hydrogen and expand transportation electrification, to rulemaking for a climate protection plan, and investigation into resource adequacy.