Promoting Renewable Energy in Oregon

SB 838

Legislative Session | 

This landmark policy catapults Oregon into a national leadership position in the production of renewable energy. Under this bill, Oregon’s larger utilities must generate 25% of their electricity from renewable sources by 2025, with smaller utilities having lower goals. The bill will spark a dramatic increase in the amount of wind and solar power produced in the state. In doing so, it will boost the economy, provide a more reliable source of energy, and will combat global warming by decreasing our reliance on fossil fuels used for electricity.

Senate

Vote date April 10, 2007
Yes 20 - No 10

House of Representatives

Vote date May 23, 2007
Yes 41 - No 18
Governor Signed the bill
Yes is the pro-environment vote

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