News Release | Environment Oregon

Statement: Oregon joins new EV truck pact, shows commitment to fighting global warming and air pollution

Oregon and 14 other states announced today that they will set landmark goals for zero-emission trucks. Here's our statement in response.

News Release | Environment Oregon Research & Policy Center

New study: Portland ranks among nation’s solar leaders

Portland ranked 21st for solar energy capacity among the nation’s leaders. The results come from the seventh edition of Shining Cities: The Top U.S. Cities for Solar Energy, a new report released today by Environment Oregon Research & Policy Center. It is the most comprehensive survey available of installed solar capacity in major U.S. cities.

News Release | Environment Oregon Research & Policy Center

New study shows a decade of progress positions Oregon to take clean energy to the next level

Since 2009, Oregon has seen a 37-fold increase in the amount of electricity generated from the sun, and a 105% increase in wind power generation, according to a new report released today by Environment Oregon Research & Policy Center. The report also highlights advances in the use of energy storage and energy efficiency and ranks Oregon 10th among the states for the number of registered electric vehicles in 2018.

Report | Environment Oregon Research & Policy Center

Renewables on the Rise

America is in the midst of a clean energy revolution. Currently, wind and solar energy provide nearly 10 percent of our nation’s electricity and in 2018 America produced almost five times as much renewable electricity from the sun and the wind as in 2009.  Renewables on the Rise documents the dramatic rise of clean energy over the past decade and looks toward a future that is 100 percent renewable.

Environment Oregon Supports Rooftop Solar Incentive

By | Celeste Meiffren-Swango
State Director, Environment Oregon

Environment Oregon supports House Bill 2618 because we believe Oregon should continue to incentivize rooftop solar across the state to achieve our climate goals, reduce energy costs for consumers, and increase the resiliency of the electrical grid.

 

News Release | Environment Oregon

America’s top scientists say climate change’s impact is getting worse

The just-released 2018 update to the National Climate Assessment, “NCA4 Vol. II,” offers more proof that we as a nation need to develop strategies right away to mitigate the effects of climate change, or face increasingly dire consequences. 

News Release | Environment Oregon

Environment Oregon helps citizens take charge of energy use for Energy Efficiency Day

For Energy Efficiency Day, we released a new guide to help Oregonians conserve energy and reduce wasted energy in their homes and businesses.

News Release | Environment Oregon

Electric bus proposal given the green light by TriMet Board of Directors

TriMet is one step closer to transitioning away from diesel buses to a zero-emission fleet after a key vote on Wednesday morning. The TriMet Board of Directors voted to approve the “TriMet Non-Diesel Bus Plan,” which commits the agency to purchasing 80 electric buses over the next five years and puts in place a plan to transition to a zero-emission fleet and no longer have diesel buses on the road by 2040.

The Bus Line Business Coalition for Electric Buses is 100 strong

By | Celeste Meiffren-Swango
State Director, Environment Oregon

This summer, Environment Oregon has been talking to people across the greater Portland area about our “Charge Ahead, TriMet” campaign, calling on TriMet to accelerate the integration of electric buses into our transit fleets as a key strategy to achieve reductions in pollution from the transportation sector to protect public health and tackle climate change. We are excited to report that our "Bus Line Business Coalition for Electric Buses" just hit 100 businesses.

Charge Ahead, TriMet

By | Celeste Meiffren-Swango
State Director, Environment Oregon

We are calling on TriMet to ditch diesel and transition to an all electric bus fleet.

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