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Oregon passes historic clean energy bill

Today is a historic day for Oregon – the Clean Electricity and Coal Transition Bill (SB 1547) passed the Oregon State Senate. This vote followed that of the House of Representatives, which passed the bill with bipartisan support yesterday morning. The bill now heads to the desk of Governor Kate Brown who is expected to sign it into law. Our lawmakers have stepped up to the plate and put Oregon on a plan to shift away from fossil fuels and tap into the power of the wind and sun. This is a significant victory for Oregon’s environment, and for the health of our planet.

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We made it easier for homeowners to save energy

2009 Victory - It will soon be easier for Oregon homeowners to invest in energy efficiency upgrades, thanks to a new program we helped win.  The program enables home owners to have an energy audit conducted on their home and make efficiency upgrades right away, and then pay back the cost of the upgrades on their utility bill over time.  All the headaches of finding bank loans to finance projects are eliminated and replaced with a streamlined process that takes out the guesswork.

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Oregon Receives Power from 5 of Nation’s 100 Dirtiest Power Plants

Environment Oregon brought together Angus Duncan, chair of the Oregon Global Warming Commission; OSU Professor Andreas Schmittner; the Douglas County Global Warming Coalition; Southern Oregon Climate Action Now for the release of the report, America's Dirtiest Power Plants. The report finds that even as Oregon works to cut carbon pollution and transition to clean energy, power plants remain the single largest source of carbon pollution in America.

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Corvallis City Council votes to support local solar energy

Last night, the Corvallis City Council voted to provide $100,000 in low-interest loans to Seeds for the Sol, a local organization that helps people afford the upfront cost of installing solar panels. Since its inception, Seeds for the Sol has provided help to 45 households in going solar. Loans provided by City Council to the organization will help support and estimated 25-30 new roof-top solar systems.

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Climate Planning for Portland and Eugene

2009 Victory - Environment Oregon helped pass a state law to require the Portland Metro region to reduce transportation-related global warming pollution 50% by 2035 and required Eugene to start the same work.

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