Despite More Renewable Energy, Oregon’s Greenhouse Gas Emissions Continue To Rise

Dave Young, JPR December 30, 2019

Throughout the northwest it’s easy to see a change in the way energy is produced. Solar panels are more commonplace, especially in southern Oregon and northern California where there’s lots of sunshine. In other parts of the northwest, wind turbines are a common sight. And electricity from both wind and solar is routinely fed to the power grid, and it produces zero  greenhouse gas emissions.

This new emphasis on renewables is part of an Oregon law passed in 2007 that includes a plan known as the Renewable Portfolio Standard, or RPS. It  requires utilities to get more of their electricity from renewable sources.


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