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.”

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