The Executive Council of PSU-AAUP voted in support of the following legislative bill on June 14, 2021:
HB 2021 B: SUPPORT
Relating to clean energy; prescribing an effective date.
Requires retail electricity providers to reduce greenhouse gas emissions associated with electricity sold to Oregon consumers to 80 percent below baseline emissions levels by 2030, 90 percent below baseline emissions levels by 2035 and 100 percent below baseline emissions levels by 2040.
Sponsored by Rep Campos; Rep Dexter; Rep Fahey; Rep Grayber; Rep Helm; Rep Hudson; Rep Kropf; Rep Marsh; Rep Neron; Rep Nosse; Rep Pham; Rep Power; Rep Reardon; Rep Reynolds; Rep Salinas; Rep Schouten; Rep Speaker Kotek; Rep Valderrama; Rep Wilde
Rationale: HB 2021 would require electricity providers to move away from fossil fuels and reduce greenhouse emissions associated with OR electricity use. It would support and implement research being done by AAUP OR members across the state. It is also in line with AAUP OR principles around the creation of a sustainable higher education system.