ENERGY JUSTICE

As we transition away from fossil fuels and towards 100% renewable energy, we must also ensure our energy systems are:

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white-check  AFFORDABLE

white-check  CLEAN

white-check  DEMOCRATICALLY MANAGED

Communities in Southern Oregon and the South Coast are some of the most “energy burdened” communities in the state

On average, people have to spend over 6% of their income on energy.

 

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?

5%

WIND, SOLAR, AND
GEOTHERMAL ENERGY

45%

FOSSIL FUELS

45%

LARGE HYDROELECTRIC DAMS

that harm rivers and are widely opposed by Tribal Nations.

24%

of Jackson and Josephine County’s energy needs could be reduced through simple energy efficiency measures, according to the 2011 Rogue Valley Energy Assessment.

40%

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.

 

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