The City of Portland is poised to pass a new policy setting a goal to meet 100% of our community wide energy needs with renewable by 2050 and 100% of our electricity needs with renewable energy by 2030!
Why does this matter? In order to meet the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement, we need rapid reductions in greenhouse gas emissions and to transition off of fossil fuels! Transitioning our energy system to clean & renewable energy is an important way to both reduce our impact on the climate and create a sustainable local economy.
Read a copy of the resolution online: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/auditor/article/636842
The Mayor and Commissioner Chloe Eudaly are championing the policy, but we need a huge turnout to ensure our Mayor and Commissioners pass the policy in its strongest form!
Here’s how you can help.
- Come to the hearing on April 27th. RSVP online.
- Call the Mayor and City Commissioner to express your support for 100% renewable energy (talking points and contact info below)
- Invite 5 friends to join you in supporting 100% renewable energy.
Let the City Council know you support: (Sample Talking Points:)
- A goal for 100% community wide renewable electricity by 2030
- A goal for 100% community wide energy (all sectors – electricity, transportation, heating & cooling, industrial processes) to be 100% renewable by 2050
- Renewable energy solutions that are rooted in equity and social justice
- Upon passing the resolution, the City and individual commissioners should testify in writing and/or in person to the Oregon Public Utility Commission against allowing PGE to build new gas plants at Carty.
- Thank them for their strong leadership on a rapid transition to clean energy!
Mayor Ted Wheeler: firstname.lastname@example.org | 503-823-4120
Commissioner Amanda Fritz: Amanda@portlandoregon.gov | 503-823-3008
Commissioner Chloe Eudaly: Chloe@portlandoregon.gov |503-823-4682
Commissioner Nick Fish: email@example.com | 503-823-3589
Commissioner Dan Saltzman: firstname.lastname@example.org | 503-823-4151