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The Astonishing Story of the Portland Clean Energy Fund

Portland, Oregon’s Clean Energy Fund is America’s first-ever municipal climate justice fund. Under this voter-approved initiative, led by communities of color, large corporations contribute one percent of annual gross revenue to a locally managed fund to support local clean energy, energy efficiency and climate justice projects. The Fund prioritizes grants to projects that serve low-income communities and communities of color, thus supporting those with the greatest need. Oregon PSR was deeply involved in this rousing victory, maintaining active engagement without taking over leadership. Read more here.