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Oregon's 10-Year Energy Action Plan
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Oregon's 10-Year Energy Action Plan

Oregon’s 10-Year Energy Action Plan, completed in 2012, was designed to protect Oregon consumers and ensure energy investments made today strengthen the economy. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, Oregonians spend approximately $14 billion on energy each year, and most of that money leaves the state.

This comprehensive plan outlines strategies to meet energy efficiency, renewable energy, greenhouse gas reduction, and transportation objectives, with strategies that help to create investment opportunities to keep more capital circulating in Oregon. The intent is to take a practical approach, with specific initiatives that move the dial in the short term and can be scaled up over time. It is also an economic action plan, emphasizing priorities that support energy-related jobs and projects in urban and rural communities across the state. More than 1,500 people submitted written comments or participated in a series of public meetings about the plan.

The plan presents three core strategies where the state can play a lead role in innovation, policy development and market transformation:

  1. Meeting 100 percent of new electric load growth through energy efficiency and conservation.
  2. Enhancing clean energy infrastructure development by removing finance and regulatory barriers to attract new investment and pursue promising new technologies.
  3. Accelerating the market transition to a more efficient, lower cost and cleaner transportation system, including strategies for fleet vehicle conversion and access to cleaner-burning and more efficient vehicles.

10-Year Energy Action Plan

10-Year Energy Action Plan - Appendices

  1. Oregon Energy Task Force Report and Recommendations to the Governor
  2. Task Force Addendum Including Design Team Reports
  3. Building a Clean Energy Future and Safeguarding Oregon’s Natural Environment
  4. Sixth Northwest Conservation and Electric Power Plan
  5. 2011-2013 State of Oregon Energy Plan
  6. Oregon Public Utility Commission Report on Distributed Generation
  7. Oregon Energy Planning Commission, 2010 Report
  8. Oregon Global Warming Report to Legislature, 2011
  9. Financial and Economic Impact of the Business Energy Tax Credit, Final Report, May 2011