OREGON

In June 2019, Republican legislators left the state in order to deny the Senate a quorum for voting on a bill to address climate change, killing the legislation to create a “cap-and-invest” program in the state.  Governor Brown has since said she still hopes to arrive at a cooperative initiative but, if that fails, will use her executive powers to effect change.

PLANS TO ACCELERATE RENEWABLES

4th Oregon Climate Assessment Report (2019)

The Oregon Climate Change Research Institute (OCCRI) periodically assesses the state of knowledge of climate science as it pertains to Oregon, fulfilling the legislative mandate that created OCCRI. This report was delivered on January 31,…

Portland 2015 Climate Action Plan

In 1993, Portland was the first city in the United States to create a local action plan for cutting carbon. Since then, the City of Portland and Multnomah County have collaborated to produce updated climate…

Corvallis Climate Action Plan

The Corvallis Climate Action Plan was adopted by City Council in December 2016 following a two-year research and development period by the Climate Action Task Force. The plan goals, greenhouse gas reduction targets, and high-priority…

KEY RESOURCES

Oregon Climate Change Research Institute

The Oregon State Legislature established the Oregon Climate Change Research Institute (OCCRI) within the Department of Higher Education in 2007. OCCRI is a network of over 150 researchers at Oregon State University (OSU), the University of Oregon,…

Keep Oregon Cool: Oregon Global Warming Commission

The Oregon Global Warming Commission tracks trends in greenhouse gas emissions, recommends ways to coordinate state and local efforts to reduce emissions, and works to prepare communities for the effects of climate change. The Commission…

Portland Clean Energy Fund

The Portland Clean Energy Fund will bring $54 to $71 million in new annual revenue for clean energy and clean energy jobs in Portland. Nonprofit organizations, alone or in partnership with for-profit companies, schools and/or…

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