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Energy in Oregon

​One-third of Oregon's energy use comes from transportation: personal cars, fleets, shipments, and more.
The transportation industry moves people and goods throughout the state of Oregon. In some cases we are the starting point or the destination; other times, people or goods are just passing through.

Transportation - by air, water, rail, or road - is the largest contributor of greenhouse gas emissions in Oregon, at 40 percent. At ODOE, our work focuses on increasing the use of alternative fuels like electricity and biofuels, supporting zero-emission vehicle technology, and implementing policies that decrease carbon emissions.

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In ODOE's 2020 Biennial Energy Report​, data show that the transportation sector accounts for the largest share of energy used in Oregon, at about 31 percent and 54 percent of expenditures due to higher per-unit cost of transportation fuels.

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Transportation is the state’s largest single source of GHG emissions, primarily from direct combustion of petroleum products, including emissions from on- and off-highway vehicles (like vehicles used in the industrial, agricultural, or commercial sectors). Of the emissions generated, about 62 percent are from passenger cars and trucks, while about 27 percent are from heavy-duty vehicles


Learn more about energy in the transportation sector in our 2020 Biennial Energy Report

Government & Business Fleets​

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Oregon Department of Transportation​

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