2020 brought many hardships for Oregon. People are struggling to pay their bills and keep wildfire smoke out of their homes, and they have lost income due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the worsening climate crisis.
That’s why a statewide coalition, including Oregon PSR, launched the Oregon Clean Energy Opportunity campaign in 2021. The campaign’s goal is to reduce energy bills, support home upgrades that help keep families healthy, and create good jobs in clean energy projects across Oregon.
The Oregon Clean Energy Opportunity Campaign seeks to pass three bills in the Oregon State Legislature in 2021:
- House Bill 2475 (passed!), which will decrease utility costs for families already struggling in the economic recession by establishing a Low-Income Utility Rate Class. Read a factsheet on this bill, and view Representative Maxine Dexter’s floor letter on House Bill 2475, including organizations in support of the bill.
- House Bill 2842, which would support home upgrades to help improve the health of families across Oregon. Read a factsheet on this bill.
- House Bill 2021B, which would create living-wage jobs in the renewable energy sector and invest in local energy projects that are good for communities and reduce pollution while achieving 100% clean electricity by 2040. Read a factsheet on this bill.
Learn more by visiting the Oregon Clean Energy Opportunity Campaign’s website.