A shaky start to 2011 for renewable energy


Oregon has benefited from several years of innovative and market transformational legislation passed in Salem. Oregon has led the nation, from the 25% Renewable Portfolio Standard, to the expansion of the BETC Tax Credit Program to renewable energy manufacturing, to utility bill financing of residential energy efficiency, to the solar feed-in tariff pilot program, to creation of the Oregon Innovation Council and its subsequent investment in cleantech commercialization and wave energy technology (one could go on and on). Clean Edge, a research firm devoted to the cleantech sector, recently identified Oregon as the No. 2 state (behind California) in clean technology policy and programs.

How will Oregon continue to position itself in the emerging clean energy economy?

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