As we transition away from fossil fuels and towards 100% renewable energy, we must also ensure our energy systems are:
ENERGY JUSTICE MEANS
Energy must be produced in a way that doesn’t harm the health and well-being of communities or the climate.
Everyone should have access to affordable, reliable energy.
Our energy system must promote justice and equity for those most harmed by our current energy system.
WHERE DOES OREGON’S ENERGY COME FROM?
WIND, SOLAR, AND
LARGE HYDROELECTRIC DAMS
that harm rivers and are widely opposed by Tribal Nations.
of Jackson and Josephine County’s energy needs could be reduced through simple energy efficiency measures, according to the 2011 Rogue Valley Energy Assessment.
of the reduced demand could be met by solar. Energy generation technology and storage have significantly improved and many communities in the Rogue Valley are committed to reaching 100% clean energy.
Ashland youth express climate urgency; demand city move forward to transition away from fossil fuels
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, September 14, 2023CONTACTS: Jess Grady-Benson, 541-816-2240, email@example.com...
[TALENT, OR] After a year of community organizing and strategizing, Talent Middle and Elementary Schools secured a $1 million dollar grant from the Community Renewable Energy Program (CREP) to install solar panels and backup battery storage. This brings the schools one step closer to becoming a community resilience hub—a place people in their communities can turn to for support in the face of the increasing extreme weather and climate disasters that the Rogue Valley has been experiencing with more frequency in the past few years.
Ashland becomes third Oregon city to commit to developing policy to transition new homes off of fossil fuels
The Ashland City Council unanimously voted to instruct city staff to develop an ordinance that would transition future residential construction off of fossil fuels last night, joining Eugene and Milwaukie in efforts to address climate and air pollution associated with gas. The ordinance will be developed and voted on at a future meeting.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, March 10, 2023 CONTACT: Hannah Sohl, Rogue Climate, Hannah@rogueclimate.org,...
Rogue Climate 202210 years of action for climate justice...It's hard to believe that this coming year is Rogue...
Rogue Climate 202210 años de acción por la justicia climática¡Es difícil creer que el año que viene es el décimo...