With two bills in the legislature to set our target for 2035 for 100% green grid, a question arises as to
The climate and ecosystem are changing much more rapidly than scientists predicted only a few years ago. There is one thing they generally agree on now. That is that the sooner we quit damaging the ecosystem, the less the total damage will be. And, the total likely damage seems potentially very large.
There are three sectors that have high emissions that can be tackled through a green grid:
Between having a green grid, and making good use of it can make a huge difference in the emissions Oregon is really tracking, now.
Going from that premise, the next question is; “Is there a way to make it happen?” We believe that the answer is
With many overlapping agencies, including Bonneville, which is responsible for so much of the grid in Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Montana, the planning must be at a very large scale with large Federal involvement.
For the implementation to happen on time, the first level of planning should be enabling bids for offshore wind by 2025.
Please try to see what that means while listening to Jack Kerfoot lay our a picture of all these pieces.
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A successful result will provide connection of divergent energy sources across many states and therefore allow all of them to be more reliable and successful in enabling local business.