A new report released today by Environment Oregon Research & Policy Center finds that Oregon has increased solar and wind energy at a rate slightly less than that of the country as a whole. According to the report, over the last decade solar energy generation increased by 41-fold in Oregon compared to 43-fold nationally and wind energy grew five-fold compared to a seven-fold increase nationally. However, Oregon is among the top of the pack when it came to total electric vehicles sold over the last decade as well as increases in capacity for energy storage.
As Oregon continues to debate policies critical to the growth of solar power, a new report released today shows that Portland ranks 17 for total solar PV installed (MW-DC), putting it in the top 20 cities in the nation for solar power.
Portland has more solar panels than most major American cities, ranking 18th among dozens of metropolitan areas analyzed in a new report. The Rose City’s place, just behind Newark and ahead of Boston, was owed largely to the city’s early pioneering of “Solarize” programs and strong leadership from Mayor Charlie Hales, advocates said today.
Retail giants across the United States are increasingly meeting their electricity needs with the power of the sun. A new report released by statewide Environment Oregon Research & Policy Center highlights companies that have already made strong solar commitments, and shines a light on the potential energy savings and emissions reductions if all superstores followed suit.
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