Leading Oregon to a safe, clean, and sustainable energy future.
Our planet's average temperature is rising. With rising temperatures come changes in weather and climate across the globe. We have seen extreme heat waves and flooding in several parts of the country, and our own state has experienced severe drought.
We know that climate change is influenced by human activities. As we release greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide into the air, our atmosphere warms.
Learn more about greenhouse gas emissions in Oregon.
The energy sector can be a large contributor to greenhouse gas emissions -- but it can also be part of the solution. The Oregon Department of Energy is committed to leading our state to a cleaner energy future:
- Oregon has one of the most robust Renewable Portfolio Standards, where 50 percent of our electricity must come from renewable resources by 2040. By 2030, we will phase out electricity generated by coal.
- While the federal Clean Power Plan is on hold, we continue to partner with other agencies and organizations to work toward the goals established in the Plan.
- ODOE also supports the Governor's Oregon Global Warming Commission, which is charged with tracking trends in greenhouse gas emissions and recommending ways to reduce them.