https://socan.eco/wp-content/uploads/2023/04/cryptocurrency-karolina-grabowska-scaled.jpg 1522 1200 Alan Journet https://socan.eco/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/SOCAN-logo-300x126.png Alan Journet2023-04-19 11:18:172023-04-19 11:27:25Oregon could tighten climate regulations for data centers, cryptocurrency farms: SOCAN testimony quoted
Oregon could tighten climate regulations for data centers, cryptocurrency farms: SOCAN testimony quoted
A 2021 law exempted local publicly-owned and co-op power utilities, common in eastern Oregon, from emissions rules
Lawmakers are trying to close a loophole for data centers and force some of Oregon’s biggest carbon emitters to move to cleaner sources of power.
House Bill 2816, scheduled for a committee vote on March 27, would require every carbon emitter to follow the same rules as major utilities. A 2021 law set ambitious timelines for utilities, including the state’s two biggest electrical providers, Portland General Electric and Pacific Power, to lower their carbon emissions and switch to non-carbon-emitting power sources by 2040.
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