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Janine Benner

Oregon Takes a Strong Stand for Clean Energy

There is a strong groundswell of support for solar power and energy efficiency in Oregon. This has boosted the state’s programs and amplified their accomplishments, according to Janine Benner, director of Oregon Department of Energy. In this interview, she said Oregon is using these technologies to offset the environmental impact...

Oregon Articles

This photo of Arkabutla Lake, Mississippi evokes a hydropower project this fund has staked.

This photo of Arkabutla Lake, Mississippi evokes a hydropower project this fund has staked. (Photo by Sean Davis via Flickr Creative Commons.)

Policy Pinpoint: Bring a Flashlight on a Camping Trip

The Inflation Reduction Act blazes miles upon miles of trail with clear markers in what had been overgrown backcountry. And the inconclusive recent climate negotiations that the United Nations sponsored in Egypt work as charcoal-gray clouds overhead. Where are attentive capitalists placing investment now that scale is possible and challenges...
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That Takes a Lot of Gusts

This September 16 tidbit details plans that the United States' executive branch has released to foster offshore wind construction, generation and parity with overseas investment.
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Will the Green New Deal Work? Here's What the Research Says

The Green New Deal that some Democrats are now championing is unlike anything this country has ever done before. But scientists have been studying policies like these for decades. And their research can tell us a bit about what might happen if we pass this sweeping new vision for climate action and economic equality.

Oregon Quick Data

Energy Efficiency:
Source: ACEEE
Buildings:
Score 7.00 / 9
Utilities:
Score 11.00 / 20
Transportation:
Score 8.50 / 12
Source: DSIRE
Energy Efficiency Programs:
110 Incentives and Policies
Solar Power:
Source: DSIRE
Renewable Energy Programs:
56 Incentives and Policies
Solar Energy Programs:
47 Incentives and Policies
Source: YPCCC
86%

of people in Oregon support funding research into renewable energy sources in 2020.

(Same as the national average)
(est. 2,753,746 of 3,213,765 adults)

last updated 8/31/2021

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