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Executive Order 20-04

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, which 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

Stakeholder Comments

Below are links to the comments received on the PUC's draft work plans.

PUC EO 20-04 Work Plans

On November 19, 2020, the PUC will hold a Special Public Meeting to consider proposed work plans to identify and manage the numerous actions and activities the agency plans to undertake to implement Governor Brown's Executive Order (EO) 20-04. 

Cover Memo

Response to Stakeholder Comments

Draft Work Plans (with tracked changes)


The PUC allowed public comment on the draft work plans (provided above) during the Special Public Meeting on November 19, 2020. 

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