Governor Creates Oregon Planning and Energy Council


Earlier this week, Governor Ted Kulongoski announced his intention to create an Oregon Planning and Energy Council through executive order in the coming months. The council will meet and report regularly to the governor and legislature with recommendations for legislative and budgetary needs to secure Oregon’s energy future.

The group will be responsible for “providing the governor and legislature analysis on energy forecasting, transmission, price stability, renewable energy, alternative energy sources and energy efficiency; developing comprehensive plans for meeting the State’s energy needs; conducting an ongoing review of the state’s anticipated energy needs and energy supply, and make recommendations for bridging any potential gaps; identify challenges to addressing the immediate issues of price stability and energy supply certainty for Oregon families and businesses; and advise the governor and legislature on the emissions and environmental impacts of recommended energy strategies.”

Read more about the state’s renewable energy efforts in the next issue of Cascade Business News, due out Wednesday, September 3.


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