Bob Jenks OpEd in Statesman Journal: "Transition from coal is best for Oregon’s energy future"
“As the executive director of the Citizens’ Utility Board of Oregon (CUB), Oregon’s utility ratepayer advocate for 30 years, I am pleased to have negotiated with a coalition of utilities and clean energy advocates to craft proposed House Bill 4036 or The Clean Energy and Transition from Coal Bill.
In a nutshell, this bill expands on 2007 legislation (known as the Renewable Portfolio Standard, or RPS) to eliminate coal-fired electric generation from Oregon’s electricity mix by 2035 and increase renewable energy to 50 percent by 2040.
Let me tell you why this bill is good for Oregon.”
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