Oregon increases its renewable energy mandate [Video]

Oregon is calling on its utility companies to move away from coal and increase their use of clean, renewable energy.

The state legislature passed a bill requiring the state’s investor-owned utility companies to source at least 50 percent of their electricity from wind and solar by 2040. This marks a significant increase from the state’s current renewable portfolio standard of 25 percent. Oregon’s standard will be the fifth-most ambitious program in the country, after Hawaii, Vermont, California and New York.

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