Hydropower and our Electric Rates
Written on November 23, 2013

In 2007, the Oregon Legislature decided that hydropower was not a qualified renewable energy source. Under the Governor’s renewable portfolio standards, our state’s utilities are required to meet 25 percent of the demand with renewables by 2025. As a result, electric rates have increased.
Initiative Petition 3, the “Hydro as Renewable Energy” Act is an initiative that would recognize all hydro-electric power as a renewable energy. Signatures are now being gathered to put this initiative on the November 2014 ballot.
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