Clean coalition: How utilities and greens teamed up to pass Oregon’s 50% RPS

The story behind Oregon’s just-passed 50% renewables mandate contains lessons for states across the country.

Senate Bill 1547, which also will move Oregon’s investor-owned utilities Pacific Power and Portland General Electric (PGE), completely off coal by 2035, was the result of a collaborative effort from the IOUs, the state consumer advocate, and a group of environmentalists and renewables advocates.