State to meet demand with energy efficiency, renewable energy and improved infrastructure and transportation
Governor Kitzhaber yesterday released a 10-Year Energy Action Plan that protects
“We have a tremendous opportunity to build a more competitive and resilient economy while improving the health of the environment,” said Governor Kitzhaber. “
The plan presents three core strategies where the state can play a lead role in innovation, policy development and market transformation.
1. Meeting 100 percent of new electric load growth through energy efficiency and conservation.
2. Enhancing clean energy infrastructure development by removing finance and regulatory barriers to attract new investment and pursue promising new technologies.
3. Accelerating the market transition to a more efficient, lower-cost and cleaner transportation system, including strategies for fleet vehicle conversion and access to cleaner-burning and more efficient vehicles.
The Governor’s plan calls for building retrofits and efficiency improvements on up to four million square feet of state-owned buildings and office space to improve their energy performance and help drive private sector investment. It also proposes streamlined permitting for renewable energy facilities to provide more certainty for companies considering investments in
“Energy is the issue of our time – both globally and here in
The draft 10-Year Energy Action Plan was shaped by input, advice, and technical expertise from over one thousand Oregonians, businesses and organizations. A citizen task force met regularly for six months, submitting nearly 200 recommendations that were incorporated into a draft plan that was released in June for public review and comment.
For more information and to read the complete plan: http://www.oregon.gov/energy/Ten_Year/Ten_Year_Energy_Action_Plan_Final.pdf