Oregon's Energy Future
The evolution of energy in Oregon provides a foundation for understanding the societal, economic and environmental benefits that come from progressive energy policy and regulation. Our state and city are national leaders in energy efficiency programs, renewable energy investments and creative utility regulation. In 2012, we are at a turning point to meet the rising demands of consumption, the challenges of climate change, and a political environment strongly invested in proactive policy. What does the future hold for Oregonians in relation to energy, consumers and the environment?
Join City Club on July 20 for a Friday Forum discussion giving participant a look into Oregon’s energy sector and the potential of energy development in our state and region.
Bob Jenks is the Executive Director of CUB and a national expert on utility-related issues. He started working for CUB in 1991, and currently sits on the board of Environment Oregon Research & Policy Center. Jim Piro has 36 years of experience in the utility business. Prior to becoming PGE’s president and CEO in 2009, he served as executive vice president of Finance, chief financial officer and treasurer for eight years. Moderator Melissa Powers is an Associate Professor of Law at Lewis & Clark Law School in Portland, Oregon. She teaches energy law, climate change law, pollution law courses, and torts.