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OregonOregon is truly a leader in clean energy deployment and investment. The state gets over 70% of its electricity from renewable sources, close to 60% of which comes from hydropower.1
Source:
U.S. Energy Information Administration
http://1.usa.gov/1Bu6qXv
But that hasn’t stopped it from continuing to invest in clean energy industries: Oregon received the first FERC license awarded to a wave energy project in the U.S.2
Source:
U.S. Department of Energy, August 2012
http://1.usa.gov/1FSAaoy


Oregon is home to one of the largest wind farms in the U.S.,3
Source:
U.S. Department of Energy
http://1.usa.gov/19500Yd
and the state has installed over 3,000 MW of wind energy capacity to date.4
Source:
American Wind Energy Association
http://bit.ly/1950rSc
Oregon is also poised to begin generating power from floating offshore wind turbines,5
Source:
Los Angeles Times, February 2014
http://lat.ms/1F1GZRL
and is experimenting with a solar feed in-tariff program, in which solar generators receive a fixed incentive per kW/h produced for a set number of years.6
Source:
The Oregonian, March 2014
http://bit.ly/1D7aJiz
Worth noting, the state's geothermal resource potential ranks third in the country. 7
Source:
American Council On Renewable Energy, Novemver 2015
http://bit.ly/1QppNxu


Learn more about energy in Oregon with ACORE’s Renewable Energy in the 50 States.

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