About EO 20-04
On March 10, 2020, Governor Brown issued Executive Order 20-04 (EO 20-04) directing certain state agencies to take specific actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) and mitigate the impacts of climate change. EO 20-04 is a significant step forward in Oregon's response to the profound challenge of climate change and its impact on Oregonians.
The PUC's Role
With more than a decade of experience implementing clean energy policy and given the clear intersections between our work and the topics addressed in the order, the Oregon Public Utility Commission (PUC) welcomes this direction and is well positioned to incorporate the principles and directions of EO 20-04 into our work.
The PUC has submitted a report to respond to EO 20-04, identifies proposed actions and activities the PUC can accomplish in response to the Governor's directives to combat climate change and reduce GHG emissions. View the PUC's Report and Appendix B.
Based on input from our stakeholders and internal agency discussions, the PUC has developed draft work plans to identify and manage the numerous activities the agency plans to undertake to help reduce GHG emissions in accordance with the goals set forth in EO 20-04. The PUC's draft work plans are available for review.
The PUC seeks comments to the draft work plans by October 28, 2020. Please send any comments to Garrett Martin.
A summary of the comments received, and the PUC Staff's responses to them, will be posted in advance of the November 19, 2020 Special Public Meeting to address them.