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.
Low-income families in Oregon can soon enroll in a program that will significantly reduce their energy bills. As a result of statewide community organizing efforts led by environmental justice organizations to pass the Energy Affordability Act (HB 2475) in 2021, Pacific Power’s low-income discount program will be launched on Saturday, October 1, 2022. Households who enroll in this program could receive as much as a 40% discount on their monthly utility bills.
Rogue Climate enthusiastically supports the removal of the four dams on the lower Snake River. The impact these dams are having on the salmon population and Tribal Nations is far too great. The Nez Perce Tribe has been fighting to remove the dams for decades as it impacts their communities, food and cultural resources, and water directly.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, March 3, 2022 CONTACT: Damon Motz-Storey, 303-913-5634,...
The House Environment & Natural Resources and Senate Housing & Development Committees will host hearings on Wednesday, February 2 at 1:00 PM and 3:15PM to discuss bills expanding cooling access in response to the deadly heatwaves this summer.
Clean, Reliable, & Affordable Energy: At the Oregon Public Utility Commission the Power is in Your Hands (literally)
At the Oregon Public Utility Commission, the power to build clean, affordable, and reliable energy systems is in your hands (literally.)
On Oregon’s hottest day in recorded history, the Oregon Senate passed an ambitious bill to transition the state’s electricity to 100% clean energy by 2040 while centering benefits for environmental justice communities.