© 2020 | Jefferson Public Radio
KSOR Header background image 1
a service of Southern Oregon University
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations

Cutting Oregon's Lines To Coal Plants

boardman_coal_power_plant_grinders.jpg
Ninjanabe/Wikimedia Commons

Oregon's last coal-burning power plant is due to shut down in four years, but the state still gets power from out-of-state plants that burn coal. 

The Oregon Clean Electricity and Coal Transition Plan aims to flip that switch to OFF as well. 

The Citizens' Utility Board of Oregon negotiated the plan with Oregon's two largest power companies

The idea is to boost the use of renewable power by both companies through legislation. 

We collect some of the major players for a discussion about next steps in the legislature.  

 

Stay Connected
Geoffrey Riley is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism and marked his tenth anniversary as the full-time host of the Jefferson Exchange at the end of 2019. He's been a broadcaster in the Rogue Valley for 35 years, working in both television and radio.