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Coal to Clean Energy

VICTORY! Oregon PSR and our coalition partners at Renew Oregon won the Coal to Clean Energy Campaign. Read below for a bit of background on Coal to Clean Energy.

Did you know that Oregon still gets one third of its power from dirty coal fired power plants? While Oregon PSR and our partners have campaigned successfully to close our state’s only coal plant by 2020 and have held off coal exports through our region, our state still relies on tremendous amounts of coal from out of state power plants. In fact, Pacific Power, Oregon’s second biggest utility company, gets two-thirds of its energy from out-of-state coal plants. These coal plants cause immediate health threats as well as contributing to the health disaster of global climate change. As a step in expanding our work for a healthy climate future, Oregon PSR is supporting the Coal to Clean Energy campaign that would shift Oregon off of coal entirely by 2025 and support clean, renewable energy as the replacement.

Support the Shift from Coal to Clean Energy for a Healthy Climate Future (article by Kelly Campbell, Oregon PSR Executive Director)

Support Oregon's Transition from Coal to Clean (op-ed by Patrick O'Herron, MD, Oregon PSR Board President-Elect)

Protect Our Energy Future (website with additional resources on the coal to clean energy transition)