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Governor Brown Visits Renewable Energy Facilities as Oregon’s Clean Energy Economy Continues to Grow

(Salem, OR) — Governor Kate Brown this week visited wind and solar energy sites that are putting Oregon on track to having 100% clean electricity, reducing carbon emissions, and growing Oregon’s clean energy economy.

“Under my administration, Oregon has taken a comprehensive approach to reducing our carbon emissions and moving Oregon towards 100% clean energy on one of the most ambitious timelines in the nation,” said Governor Brown. “I firmly believe we can move to 100% clean electricity sources and create good-paying jobs in rural Oregon at the same time.

“The urgency of getting clean energy projects online could not be clearer. Extreme heat, wildfires, drought, and winter storms––we are seeing the impacts of climate change in Oregon, with some of the biggest impacts in rural Oregon. Thanks to the Biden-Harris Administration, we now have the opportunity to pursue federal funding through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and the Inflation Reduction Act to create clean energy jobs throughout the state.”

On Tuesday, Governor Brown visited the Golden Hills wind farm and the Montague solar farm operated by Avangrid Renewables. She also visited Sherman County, where she viewed an electric tractor demonstration at the Sherman County Fairgrounds and a solar-powered broadband trailer to extend high-speed internet service in the county.

On Wednesday, Governor Brown joined Portland General Electric and NextEra Energy Resources for the ribbon-cutting of their Wheatridge facility––the first renewable energy site in the nation to combine wind power, solar power, and battery storage in one facility.

Photos

Photos of the Governor in Sherman County are available here.

Photos of the Governor at Avangrid Golden Hills Wind are available here.

Photos of the Governor at Avangrid Montague Solar are available here.

Photos of the Governor at the Wheatridge ribbon cutting are available here.

A full press release from PGE and NextEra Energy Resources on Wheatridge is available here.

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