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Oregon Gov. Kitzhaber's 10-Year Energy Plan Calls for Efficiency, Clean Energy

Dec 18, 2012
(Statesman Journal)

Conservation and greater efficiency will lead the measures to fulfill Oregon’s energy needs in the next decade, according to a final plan released today by Gov. John Kitzhaber.

The plan also calls for greater efforts in developing clean energy sources and making a transition to them.

Kitzhaber said in addition to environmental benefits, the plan will also save some of the $14 billion annually that Oregonians spend on energy, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Much of that money goes to out-of-state suppliers. 


“We have a tremendous opportunity to build a more competitive and resilient economy while improving the health of the environment,” Kitzhaber said. “Oregon is consistently ranked as one of the most energy-efficient states in the country. This plan builds on that leadership and boosts home-grown renewable energy, clean-energy infrastructure, and Oregon companies.”