Imagine 250,000 solar roofs

Oregon could produce 30 times as much solar energy as it does today—preventing 3.8 million tons of carbon dioxide pollution. But unfortunately, some utilities are standing in the way. Right now, less than 1 percent of our state’s energy comes from the sun, when we could be generating power on virtually every Oregon home, office, school, warehouse and retail store.

3.8 million fewer tons of carbon pollution

To take polluting power offline, we have to tap into the power of the sun. By 2025, Oregon could cut ties with dirty and dangerous energy, such as coal and oil, and produce 30 times more solar energy—the equivalent of taking 730,000 cars off the road.

Solar power creates Oregon jobs

Solar is not only a no-brainer for our environment; it’s a boost for our economy. Thousands are already working at Oregon solar companies. In fact, our state houses the country’s largest solar panel manufacturing facility. It’s time for legislators to make sure more of that clean energy technology ends up on a quarter million solar roofs right here in Oregon.

Together, we can win

Members and supporters like you make it possible for our staff to conduct research, make our case to the media, testify in Salem, and build the grassroots support necessary to create the clean energy future that Oregon wants. 

Clean Energy Updates

News Release | Environment Oregon

Oregon wind energy could reduce pollution by equivalent of nine coal plants

Portland, OR-- The equivalent of the carbon pollution from nine coal plants could be eliminated in Oregon if wind power continues its recent growth trajectory, according to a new analysis by Environment Oregon. The analysis comes just as Congress considers whether to renew tax credits critical to wind development.

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Report | Environment Oregon Research and Policy Center

More Wind, Less Warming

Wind power is on the rise across America. The United States generates 24 times more electricity from wind power than we did in 2001, providing clean, fossil fuel-free energy that helps the nation do its part in the fight against global warming.

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News Release | Environment Oregon

Oregon Rejects Coal Export Plan

The Oregon Department of State Lands denied a permit for a coal export terminal in Boardman Monday. Environment Oregon Federal Global Warming Program Director Julian Boggs issued the following statement.

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News Release | Environment Oregon

New Report Ranks Portland in the Top 20 for Solar Installations

Environment Oregon was joined by Hacienda Community Development Corporation (CDC) and the City of Portland to release a new report: “Shining Cities: At the Forefront of America’s Solar Energy Revolution.

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Report | Environment Oregon Research & Policy Center

Shining Cities

Solar power is on the rise across America—increasing 200-fold in the United States since 2002—and major cities are helping to lead this clean energy revolution. Shining Cities: At the Forefront of America’s Solar Energy Revolution shows that cities from every region of the U.S. are driving solar development with strong public policies – reaping important benefits for the environment, public health, and the economy. By building local solar power, cities can keep more of their energy budget at home and create good local jobs.

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