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 I think this description redacted and toned down some of Chair Decker'​s enthusiasm, significantly. ​ What I heard in her speech was that she would welcome new direction from the legislature that would allow the PUC to give reasonable weight to driving our energy system to green. I think this description redacted and toned down some of Chair Decker'​s enthusiasm, significantly. ​ What I heard in her speech was that she would welcome new direction from the legislature that would allow the PUC to give reasonable weight to driving our energy system to green.
  
-We care because there is general scientific consensus **that the next decade is the last decade in which we can avoid permanent Climate damage** at the level that cannot be repaired thereafter. ​ Our children are really in the process of having their world opportunities permanently damaged -- maybe even to a full 6th extinction.+We care because there is general scientific consensus ​<​html><​big></​html> ​**that the next decade is the last decade in which we can avoid permanent Climate damage**<​html></​big></​html>  ​at the level that cannot be repaired thereafter. ​ Our children are really in the process of having their world opportunities permanently damaged -- maybe even to a full 6th extinction.
  
-We care because of the multi-year delay: ​ HB 2020 sets up a good framework for ongoing work.  It can be tuned in many ways.  **But it will not begin until 2+ years after being passed because of the complexity** of writing its administrative rules/law.+We care because of the multi-year delay: ​ HB 2020 sets up a good framework for ongoing work. It's most important job is to raise funds for climate justice expenses. ​It can be tuned in many ways.  **But it will not begin until 2+ years after being passed because of the complexity** of writing its administrative rules/law.
  
-THE PUC OFFERS ​THEIR VERY GOOD UTILITY PLANNING PROCESS as a medium in which to **facilitate sooner decisions in favor of protecting the climate.** ​ It is completely beyond my understanding why there has not been a bill to capture that opportunity offered up by SB 978.+THE PUC OFFERED ​THEIR VERY GOOD UTILITY PLANNING PROCESS as a medium in which to **facilitate sooner decisions in favor of protecting the climate.** ​ It is completely beyond my understanding why there has not already ​been a bill to capture that opportunity offered up by SB 978.
  
-Zero-carbon energy is readily available NOW.   Many jurisdictions are planning to be carbon neutral by 2025 for grids, 2030 in total.+Zero-carbon energy is readily available NOW.   Many jurisdictions are planning to be carbon neutral by 2025-2030 for grids, 2030-2040 in total.
  
-Engineers for a Sustainable Future created ​an amendment to support adding decarbonization to the PUC regulation charter. ​ After all, if we don't have an ecosystem to live in, who cares what the lowest available energy rates would be?+Engineers for a Sustainable Future created ​a {{ ::​proposed_puc_initiative.pdf |draft PUC amendment}} to support adding decarbonization to the PUC regulation charter. ​ After all, if we don't have an ecosystem to live in, who cares what the lowest available energy rates would be?
  
 To have such a charter be under reasonable guidance, it should use "Best Available Science",​ which aids the charter change for decision making. To have such a charter be under reasonable guidance, it should use "Best Available Science",​ which aids the charter change for decision making.
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   * {{ :​pdf:​050text.pdf |Initiative #49 -- equivalent of Clean Energy Jobs}}   * {{ :​pdf:​050text.pdf |Initiative #49 -- equivalent of Clean Energy Jobs}}
  
-Representative Holvey of Eugene was working on **{{ :​pdf:​hb2242-a-engrossed.pdf | HB 2242 }}** as the implementation of enabling ​the PUC to use their IRP reviews ​of utilities'​ plans to require them to be on track for {{ :​pdf:​hb3327_introduced_peer_reviewed_science.pdf |Best Available Science}} ​defined decarbonization+Representative Holvey of Eugene was working on enabling ​agencies that need support for following Best Available Science ​to have an agency in Oregon capable ​of providing analyses ​{{ :​pdf:​hb3327_introduced_peer_reviewed_science.pdf |Best Available Science}}. ​
  
 We want it available in Initiative Petition form in case the legislature doesn'​t do it. We want it available in Initiative Petition form in case the legislature doesn'​t do it.
  
-Notice that the OLCV grid ones are way too late.  So is HB 2020.  HB 2020 will fund climate justice -- that is great.+Notice that the OLCV petitions only define decarbination that is too little, and are way too late. So is HB 2020 relative to needed decarbonation.  HB 2020 will fund climate justice -- that is great.
  
 Grid greening before 2030 would address SR15 if we also transition to significant use of EV transportation. ​ Grid greening before 2030 would address SR15 if we also transition to significant use of EV transportation. ​
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 +Metro and Trimet have been attempting to transition buses to battery operation. ​ Their plans need to be stiffened up to provide most of their transition before 2030.
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 +The combination of grid greening and partial transition to EV transportation can be a large part of meeting UN IPCC SR15.
  
  
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