Replacing Coal Will Not Break the Bank After All

When the Oregon Legislature debated a landmark bill (SB 1547) in March to phase out coal power in Oregon and require more renewable energy, Republican lawmakers, business groups and some Public Utility Commission officials predicted it would jack up power costs and harm industry.

But those fears appear to be overblown, based on the first round of solar and wind power deals negotiated by Pacific Power since the bill’s passage. learn more