Gov. Ted Kulongoski, D-Ore., will sign Senate Bill 838 – the Oregon Renewable Energy Act – today, according to a representative of the governor's office.
The Oregon Renewable Energy Act will require Oregon's largest utilities to obtain 25% of their electricity from renewable energy sources by 2025. The Oregon House of Representatives recently voted in favor (41-18) of the bill, and the Senate passed the bill in a 20-10 vote on April 10.
‘This bill continues the Oregon legacy of innovation and environmental stewardship and represents the single most important action we can take to accelerate our transition to a renewable energy market,’ said Kulongoski in a statement following passage of the bill in the House.