Energy Renewable Energy

How utility planning is building a clean energy future in the US northwest

Renewable Energy

A look at how serious climate progress is happening behind the scenes at US power utilities.

  • Washington’s Clean Energy Transformation Act requires a full phaseout of coal power by 2026, a transition to totally carbon-neutral electricity by 2030, and 100 percent carbon-free electricity by 2045.
  • Oregon’s Clean Energy and Coal Transition Act of 2016 transitions the state’s utilities off coal generation by 2030 and mandates that at least 50% of each utility’s power must come from clean energy sources by 2040.
  • To meet the new requirements laid out in the Oregon and Washington laws, each utility is writing a new Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) to serve as the playbook for meeting power needs of the region.